“I shall arise now and go to my Father’s house.”
This was uttered by the prodigal son after he had come to the end of his money, his friends and himself.
It’s got me wondering how many times through the ages it has been said since then. Why do people leave the father’s house in the first place? Whatever the reason it’s not for me to judge. It’s none of my business.
The one thing I do know is that there is always a way back to the Father’s house, to the Father’s love.
The path is paved with love and grace. There is a sign on the door and it says redemption – your past is non-applicable, over this line there is a completely new beginning.
There’s always a road home
No matter how far you’ve wandered
There’s always an open arm
Ready to embrace
There’s always an open heart
Even if it’s been betrayed
Willing to love again
Willing to restore
The welcome mat is laid
Paid with the blood that was shed
That makes a way back to the Father’s house