This quote caught my eye while I was scrolling through my instagram feed.
Not because it is spot-on and talks about the unending love of God, or because of the amazing and gracious truth of forgiveness, but because of the sometimes seemingly impossible process that it takes to get from the running away part to the running back.
I take that @goodnewsfeed based this quote on the story many of us are familiar with - the parable of the lost son. (Luke 15:11-32)
Imagine how hard it would've been to go back home after all that this guy had done. It all piles up, just like our own sin. Now put yourself in his situation.
Woaw, right? Fear immediately comes over you and you feel somehow paralyzed by it. What would your own father's response be to all of this?
Some earthly fathers aren't even capable of forgiving a lie and I guess that is why we have this fear to go to or go back to the Lord.
BUT - that's part of the great news! The Lord's forgiveness, compassion and mercy cannot be compared to that of a mere man.
It takes courage to acknowledge that you have sinned and that you are flawed, but our Father is waiting for your return and His arms are wide open.
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