How He Celebrates Us!
This is my first ever blog, and I am a bit nervous for how it will turn out. Thank you for checking this out. Starting this week, I will be posting a blog once a week. This first one really has been bringing me to understand how much He celebrates us even when we make the wrong choice? I put a question mark because it's crazy how he treats us even when we sin and especially when we don't deserve it. Please sit back and enjoy this adventure of the stories we go through::
So he got up and went to His Father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' "But the father said to his servant, 'quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'So they began to celebrate.
Wow!!! This story is so powerful because it reflects a father approaching his son with unconditional love! Theirs a list of reasons the father reacted the way he did below:
Love- Perfect love the father had, even though the son did everything wrong.
Compassion- The father was filled with compassion.
Forgiveness- For everything he did.
Celebration- he celebrated his son.
The son made a few key decisions for coming home:
Willingness- He ran home and made the decision to get help.
Teachability- Admitted he was wrong and wanted to change.
Humility- He was willing to lose his place, to become a servant!
Overall, this story reflects Jesus more than all. We will never get to a point that He will stop celebrating you. You were fearfully and wonderfully made as the apple of His eye to be celebrated throughout your entire life! What an amazing gift from Him. Let us remember to always CELEBRATE each other like Jesus does.
I love you all deeply::
Michael S. Housefield