So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20 (NLT)
I was listening to a song on the radio called “Come Running Like a Prodigal” by Sidewalk Prophets. It talks about how you look at your life, you made some mistakes and you are far from where you wanted to be but it’s ok because you can always return to God. The chorus goes:
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
It occurred to me as I was listening to this that this should be us every single moment of every single day. Our relationship with God should be us always looking for where he is and running to him! As we look down the long road of living, it’s always amazing to see God running to us with his arms open wide. Run to those arms and feel the embrace. Every. Single. Day.