In high school we logged many miles in our old school bus. After we’d been on the road for what seemed forever, some yokel would break the silence, screaming, “Are we there yet?”
These days in our quarantined quandary people are asking, “Will we ever see the good, ole days again? Can we return to yesterday when all our troubles seemed so far away? Is this our new normal? What’s next?” It’s easy to grow impatient, marooned in our Fauci cages. Or we can proactively probe for a pony buried in this pile of manure. Well, by George, I found one!
A dear friend has lived as the prodigal for most of his colorful, affluent and glamorous life. Imagine the roller coaster ride his caring, praying family and friends have been on as he soared with the rich-and-famous, but settled into a destructive lifestyle.
Would he ever return? Would his fate ever be learned? Well, I’m here to tell you that at last he’s raced home back into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he first placed his trust in as a teenager. As in the ancient story, our prodigal’s Father in heaven is throwing one, honkin’ Welcome Home feast!
My wandering friend took the long and winding road, sampling the plastic fruits of fame and fortune, only to find that Father knows best.
Who’s driving your bus? Have you let Jesus take the wheel?
“…I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in Him and receive eternal life.” 1 Timothy 1:16
“I am certain that God who began the good work within you will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6
“What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matthew 16:26
“Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.” Romans 8:34