Week 35 1/8/2017
Title of drawing: "Waiting for You" ( Luke 15)
Waiting can be evidence for the patience of love. In the story of the prodigal son the first sign of repentance showed that beautiful love turns to joy and embraces us before we can even explain ourselves. The older I get the more I recognize God's great strength, mercy, and love in waiting. How long did this father wait. After all, this wasn't planned to be just a weekend experience. The money must have taken a while to run out and the son wasn't quick in admitting he didn't have what he truly needed either. In a search for happiness the son tried to bond with everything except what he was made for. His homesickness was a clue but he buried it under fleeting pleasures and superficial friends. If we could trust that God has something to say to us everyday and just slow down to listen and recognize God's presence, provision and opportunity we could wander less and celebrate the love of our Heavenly Father more. Appreciating what I have rather than coveting what's not mine. Trusting in our heavenly father's ability to provide. It's the difference between "See, covet, steal, and conceal" verses Jesus' example at the last supper to "take hold, bless, break and give". Love is patient. God is slow to anger and rich in love.
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