Ok, I know I jump around between cancer, survivor stuff, family issues and faith… I’m kind of like a dog after a squirrel some days. Today, I’m sharing some thoughts on a recent scripture reading. Stay with me…
The story of the Prodigal son was one of my least favorite Bible stories. It always made me uncomfortable. Why does the son who does nothing & squandered his father’s money get accepted back like a hero? It annoyed me, and went against the “hard work will reap rewards” idea. Regardless of how many times I heard the sermon related to this passage, I still never got the meaning behind it.
Then a new song came on Christian radio – “Prodigal.” It’s a catchy tune, but more importantly, it made me think of it in a very different way. “Wherever you are, whatever you did, it’s a page in your book but it isn’t the end. Your father will meet you with arms open wide, this is where your heart belongs. Come running like a prodigal.” Ok, in all of the years that I’ve heard this story, I’ve never thought of myself as a prodigal and God as the father in the story. It somehow clicked because of this song – WE are the ones off doing our own thing, and God will run to us when we are ready to come “home.” Yes?!
Unconditional love – whenever you’re ready, He will be waiting with arms open wide. Wow, how cool is that?! Do you ever feel so messed up in your day, frustrated by little things, constrained by your past that you think you’re not “enough?” (Obviously I do since that’s the name of the blog.) How comforting is it to know that we are accepted for how we are, messy and all? Wheew. We are lucky. To God, we are enough. We were His idea & he smiles like a proud, happy father when we decide to come running back home.
I’m not sure what compelled me to post this, but I’m guessing that someone needed to hear this message. Peace be with you on your journey of enough.