2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance
God has blessed us with borders, but these boundaries have not built walls between us. His ear is bent towards us. His arms are open. His heart longs for us.
He sent His Son to build a bridge back to Him. Through this Door, God is accessible and available to every single person. He is not angry. His face is not turned away.
Remember the story of the prodigal son? The father must have stood in the door, watching the road day after day because, when the son was still far away, he saw him. Did he slam the door? Did he turn away in disgust?
No! He was filled with compassion and flew down the road to meet him. He embraced and kissed him and called for a celebration even as his son cried out, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son” (Luke 15:18-19). The lost was found. The one presumed dead was alive again.
If the road has taken you far away from the Father, He stands waiting for you at the Door. Turn around, and come home. If you are praying for the return of a loved one, He stands at the Door with you, waiting and watching and longing, too.
Heavenly Father, thank You for welcoming back us prodigals. I pray for those who have wandered far away from You. Please bring them home so that we can celebrate with the angels who rejoice over every sinner saved. In the name of Jesus…amen.
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36
Psalms & Proverbs