This afternoon, I happened upon these encouraging words by Sophie Montes…
In the busyness of moving I forgot to pack my favourite jacket.
It’s $5 jacket from the thrift store that I got when I was like 16. It is THE BEST jacket ever.
I had to get my dad to mail it to me, because I couldn’t wait to go home to get it. It finally arrived a couple days ago. Before walking into church I put it on for the first time again, and It just fit perfectly. It literally felt like a puzzle piece.
I immediately felt God say, “This is like coming home to me.”
That comforting feeling, that familiar feeling. It’s like walking into your house after not being home for a while… it’s like putting on your favourite jacket that fits you perfectly.
Maybe you’ve been distant from God. Maybe past hurts are holding you back.. like me. But the Father says come home to me. I’m all you need.
“The Father is welcoming, this is our homecoming.”
Sophie, Intagram @sophiemontes
As I got to reading that today I couldn’t help but be reminded of The Parable of the Prodigal Son and the beautiful message behind it. Regardless of where we have been and what we have done, He welcomes us home.
Maybe you failed, maybe you fell, maybe you stumbled, maybe you chose to sin when you knew it was wrong…
But here’s the thing–it doesn’t matter what you did yesterday, or the day before that. The question is what will you do today? Will you waste the grace you’ve been given, or will you set your sights on the Father as you make your way home?
I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.
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. (Luke 15:18-20, NIV)
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Read The Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32.
Not as though I haBut 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. (Luke 15:18-20, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
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