Sunday, January 22, 2012


The subject of "God" is an extremely personal topic. I respect everyone's views and beliefs regarding God and I share the following thoughts hoping they may bless someone somewhere sometime. 

"And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him." Luke 15:20, NAS Bible

One day as I was reading the story of the prodigal son, the verbs in the verse above, regarding the prodigal's father, suddenly came alive. I had wondered so many times how God felt about me. Suddenly I knew, for through the prodigal's father I glimpsed the face and heart of God. My heavenly Father was a watching, running, weeping, laughing, embracing, kissing God! He was an encouraging, affirming, praising, affectionate kind of God.

Having the wrong idea of God is extremely sad and may lead us to never get to know who He really is and what He is like. Unfortunately many people think that God is out to get them and see Him as a policeman stopping them from having "fun." Others consider God a made-up story. Other people see Him as an "energy" to help them in whatever they need. God is none of these. God is the most amazing father you can possibly imagine !! He not only created each individual on earth, but when when everyone turned their back on Him, He sent His Son to call them back to Him. He forgave each of us before we even asked for His forgiveness.

Today He is waiting for you to come back to Him so He can embrace you. That's the God I know. He seeks to have a relationship with us, not out of duty, religiosity, or fear but out of love. 

I l o v e my Abba Father because He l o v e d me first. When I came back to Him He ran to embrace me !! Every day I thank Him for His constant Grace and Blessings in my life. I am so thankful that He waited patiently for me and when He saw me coming back, He ran to embrace me. 

That's who God is. A loving father waiting for us to come home to embrace us.
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