“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate”. (Luke 15:21-24)
Life has ups and downs. Many times we feel tired and low. Perhaps you have remained far from Your Heavenly Father for years. An now that hard troubles make your certainties tremble your frailty emerges. You have spared your talents in useless things. You regret losses: monetary, emotional, labor. Do you feel embarrassed to confess that after all, you were not so successful in life? Welcome to our club. Ultimately, losses reveal the hurting we carry in our souls. You may want to hide it, or you may neglect it. It is still there.
Also, you can be honest and face the truth: you cannot deny who you are. You are God’s child. And Your Father writes your story with all the material in your backpack. You don’t have to keep running away. Come back to your Father. From the very moment you were gone, he is expècting you and guessing on each horizon if that figure approaching is you. Ready to run to you and hold you tight, cover you with kisses and celebrate. Come back to Him. There is the most fabulous party on earth awaiting you!
My Heavenly Father, make my heart humble so that I never run apart, but if I ever do, receive me in your merciful arms.