“Welcome home!” …God
September 1, 2009

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TODAY’S VERSE: Luke 15:20b

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” [New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society]

TODAY’S MESSAGE

The past couple of mornings I have been profoundly ministered by renowned Christian artist Ron Kenoly’s Welcome Home music CD (Hosanna Music, ISBN: 7472005533). In this live recording Ron shares how one of his sons decided one day to leave home, and after a while such son called to let Ron know he wished to come back. The worship songs in this CD around such meaningful moment in the Kenoly’s family have truly blessed my heart in a way that I have personally felt welcomed home by my Heavenly Father these past few days after a sense of loss and disconnection in different areas of my life.

And I’m sure sometime in your life you have felt like you have drifted away from God… or perhaps you decided one day not to serve him anymore… or perhaps you gave up on trusting and believing that He would take care of all your problems… or maybe you have just felt like He no longer cares…

But the truth is that God is always reaching out in love toward us, and every single day He awaits the opportunity to meet us, hug us, and demonstrate how much He truly cares for you and me. And regardless of our circumstances and failures, His message every day is exactly the same: “Welcome home!”

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me so much despite how many times I have failed You. I ask forgiveness for the many times I have not paid attention to your small sweet voice calling me to a deeper relationship with You. Thank You for extending me a second chance to return home and stengthen my faith in You. In Jesus’ precious name, amen.

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