Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32
But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.
Sometimes we can find ourselves lost and alone, feeling cut off from God’s love and from the goodness of life. Like the so-called prodigal son we may think that we can go crawling back, begging God’s forgiveness and hoping against hope that God might at least allow us a little something. What a joyous surprise, then, that God – like the parent in the parable – runs to greet us, and surrounds us with an embrace of love and compassion. Take a moment simply to revel in the greatness of God’s love for you, and for all people.
Used with permission: Seasons of the Spirit™ Wood Lake Publishing.