Devotions for Lent–Coming Home

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.  Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ (Ps 126:1-2, NIV)

“I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.” ― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

Physically, emotionally and/or spiritually lost are sometimes the scariest places to be.  Not knowing where you are or how you got there.  Worst still is not knowing your way back. For David, the Psalmist, he had heard the stories about God bringing the people out of Egypt and into a promised land, but somehow they found themselves captive to the Philistines, but God had brought them out of captivity once again.  There were songs of joy!

Much later, Jesus would tell the parable of the lost prodigal. Lost, desperate and lonely he decides to return home. The story tells us that all the time, the father was looking out for his son.  When he sees him in the distance, he runs to greet him, and immediately welcomes him home, even throws a party.

No matter where you are, or where you’ve been or even done, come on home!

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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