Day 14: Welcome Home
And his FATHER said goodbye,
but the goodby wasn't forever
for THE FATHER knew that
he would return one day.
You know the story,
as it is entitled
THE PRODIGAL SON,
that is about HIS son
who squandered his inheritance
and ended up in a pig pen
craving the same food that the pigs ate.
It is such a sad story
THE FATHER knew that his son was headed the wrong way,
yet THE FATHER let him go,
because that is LOVE does.
I bet THE FATHER prayed every day.
I bet THE FATHER'S heart beat hurt every second.
I bet THE FATHER woke up every morning
and looked out onto the dirt road
just ready to embrace his son.
For THE FATHER was so ready to welcome him home.
Our ABBA FATHER
who birthed us into the world.
Our FATHER who LOVES like no other~
"THE LORD is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
HE will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
HE does not punish us for all our sins;
HE does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For HIS unfailing love toward those who fear HIM
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
HE has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
THE LORD is like a FATHER to HIS children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear HIM" (Psalm 103:8-13)
Who can DENY THE FATHER whose arms are opened wide
awaiting for ALL HIS CHILDREN to return~
as HE waits
who has the word
COME written on HIS ROBE
that HE will put on
every one of HIS CHILDREN
who answer HIS call,
with no questions asked.
"For everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved” (Romans 10:13)
Aren't we all PRODIGALS who choose our own way because we don't embrace
GOD'S LOVE fully by TRUSTING HIM fully
even though HIS actions speak louder than words~
“But while he was still a long way off, his FATHER saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to HIS son, threw HIS arms around him and kissed him" (Luke 15:20).
Our GOOD FATHER
who LOVES shouting the words
WELCOME HOME CHILD
to one and all
because that is
"WHAT MY FATHER DOES"
(listen to the song below)