This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Luke 15:20 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the power of God’s embrace. No matter where we are on our spiritual journey, His embrace is always there.
This week, I’ve talked a lot about our spiritual growth, and I’ve focused on Peter’s life because if there is any biblical person who is the face of spiritual transformation, it’s Peter.
As we’ve studied the growth and transformation in Peter’s life, I hope we’ve begun to see and appreciate our growth in our own lives. Even if we don’t though, God certainly does.
Although I have been heavily focusing on Peter’s life, this week has also reminded me of the parable of the prodigal son. In the parable, as you may remember, the son runs off from his father’s house and squanders his inheritance. Then, when he runs out of money and things get bad for him, he decides he wants to return home.
This is the classic analogy of how we too at times can turn away from Christ. Yet when we come back to him, our relationship is deeper and stronger than ever, and I think that’s what is most important.
I started the week talking about falling short, but our definition of falling short is very different from God’s. Just as in the prodigal son, we see that the son ultimately returns home and the father rejoices just as God rejoices when we go deeper with Him.
While we think about that, let us cling to these words: “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (ESV)
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So today, feel the power of God’s embrace.