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A Faithful Father
"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
Jesus told this story so that we could learn more about his Father - the God of love,
patience, and forgiveness. He's also the God who "so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son" (John 3:16). He's the heavenly Father filled with
compassion for his lost children.
It's a loving father who'll provide an inheritance that is normally given only upon
death. It's a patient father who watches for a wayward child to return home. It's a
forgiving father who restores a son's dignity with a robe, ring, and sandals - signs of
sonship, of belonging. It's a joy-filled father who celebrates with feasting and
God's love for us is demonstrated further as we see the father reaching out
patiently to an angry older brother. He wants him to join the family party. After all, "this brother of yours was dead and is alive again." There's reason to celebrate -
all the children are home!
Whether we've been lost or always at home, our heavenly Father delights in calling
us his children. Our God is a faithful Father to his Son, Jesus, and to all the
brothers and sisters invited to join the grand, eternal celebration of his love and
forgiveness. Do you hear his call?
Happy Father's Day
Sunday, June 19th
The Scars Are All Part of a Beautiful Story
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
If you've ever been wounded, or have felt like you needed to hide the scars
away from painful times in life, know that you're not alone. Even Jesus
faced great insults, wounds, and pain more than we could ever imagine.
And He carried His scars right back into that little room where He met his
disciples after the Resurrection. Sometimes we have all wondered why He
didn't choose to let the scars fade away.