Tuesday, October 1
And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.
Who is God to you? Is He a loving Father who you long to spend time with, or is He simply someone you run to when you need something or find yourself in a tough spot and everything and everyone else has failed to come through for you? In the account of the prodigal son, when the younger son asks for his share of the father’s estate, he was in essence saying that his father was dead to him. As with any inheritance, the property wasn’t supposed to be given away until the father had died. In essence, what the son was saying to the father was, “You’re dead to me, just give me what’s mine so I can get on with my life.” Think about how difficult this must have been for the father to hear. The father, who represents God in this text, was no doubt heart broken. Not just because he was abandoned by his son, but because he knew that the path his son was about to go down was a hard one. Think about the times in your life that have been difficult, disappointing and disastrous. At the time you may have wondered what God was trying to do, but by looking back further you can always see where you left God behind in pursuit of your own desires. Maybe not as blatantly as what this son did, but essentially that’s what happened. Your Heavenly Father always has the very best thoughts and intentions for you. If you’re in a place where you feel like there’s something more to life than what you’re currently experiencing, ask your Father to show you. Don’t just take what He’s given you so far and run away to figure it out on your own. While he will always welcome you back, you can avoid the life of difficulty and struggle that comes with not staying under His covering of grace. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
5 days! We are only 5 days away from launching into a new season here at TWBC. Beginning this Sunday, October 6th, we will be hosting 3 Sunday morning services @ 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30. We are making room for your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. Invite them, save them a seat, and watch them experience the Lord in a way they never have before.