Hi Family and friends
♥My Heavenly Father’s love so…captivates my heart!
He loved man-kind so much that He sent His Only Son Jesus Christ to die for all our sins. Jesus died to set us free and rose again on the 3rd day. giving us hope for a future. Jesus will come again to take us to be with Him.
♥Father’s love is constant, patient and welcoming. He waits for a child who strays away or backslides.
¸.•*¨*✿Sometimes a child willingly strays and walks away from the Father like the Prodigal son.
(★Luke 15:12, “The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.’)
♥Prodigal walks away
¸.•*¨*✿Sometimes one may foolishly wander away like the lost
(★Luke 15:4-6,” “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’)
♥Shepherd looks out for the lost sheep
¸.•*¨*✿And yet others maybe lost in this world like the coin
(★Luke 15:8-9′ suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?”).
♥Woman searches for the lost coin
♥But no matter what God’s love reaches out. He waits for the son who willingly walks away, searches hard for the strayed and lost.
★ He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3
♥When the Prodigal son returned home in repentance, he seen his heart.The father was so….happy he forgave, forgot and didn’t ask him what he did with all the money or how he spent it, he was just happy the son returned.
This is our Heavenly Father’s love!
♥He welcomes a truly repentant son with love and not condemnation.
Father always picks up a son who repents and looks at him in compassion. He doesn’t shake his finger or cast him out. But lifts him up and says “I love you. I forgive you. Sin no more. It doesn’t matter what people say, but my I am able by the Blood of my Son JESUS, to wash your sins away.”
♥But the elder brother found it hard to accept his younger brother’s return but the Father wanted to rejoice.
(★Luke: 28-32′ older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ ” ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’)
THIS IS OUR FATHER’S HEART ND LOVE. HE SEES BEYOND OUR
FAULTS, FALLS AND LOOKS AT OUR HEART.
OUR HEART THAT TURNS TO HIM IN REPENTANCE.
♥Even today when Prodigals return home in repentance, some fellow brothers still look with suspicion and may refuse to accept them.
♥But cheer up there’s hope in Jesus. He accepts a repentant sinner, a backslidden child whole heartedly.
♥Let us ask the Father to fill our hearts with HIS love today…so that we can love like HE does!
♥Do you have loved ones who once loved the Lord and loved His people but who have walked away from God?
♥They may have once been on fire for God but gradually became cold and disinterested in the things of the Kingdom.
♥Today can we pray for all the prodigals we know because their Heavenly Father awaits their return.