Isa 55:8-9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Luke 15:11-24 There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, "Father, give me my share of the estate." So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. When he came to his senses, he said, "How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 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 men." 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. The son said to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son." But the father said to his servants, "Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." So they began to celebrate.
The Lord used the story of the Prodigal Son to help me see my need for a savior. It was through the telling of this story 20 years ago that I accepted the Lord. I saw myself as a prodigal son and knew that it was time to return to my heavenly Father. Answering His call is the smartest decision I've ever made. It is a decision that I have never regreted. Is the Lord calling you to return to home? Are you a prodigal son or daughter too? Know that God loves you and anxiously awaits your return. He's not waiting to punish you for all the wrong things you've done. To the contrary He wants to bless you with peace that passes all understanding. You need only stop running, answer His call and come back home.
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