If you do not know the story of the Prodigal Son, please go to Luke 15 and read it. Read it from The Message if you have it. If not, any version will do. After the son left his home, lost his inheritance, and had been reduced to a job feeding pigs (a terrible fall for a Jewish young man), he decided that he would be better off as his father's servant back home. He headed home, afraid of what would face him. BUT. . . .
Luke 15:20-24 "When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: 'Father, I've sinned against God, I've sinned before you; I don't deserve to be called your son ever again.' But the father wasn't listening. He was calling to the servants, 'Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We're going to feast! We're going to have a wonderful time! My son is here—given up for dead and now alive! Given up for lost and now found!' And they began to have a wonderful time."
When I first began this blogging journey, my first acquaintance was with Diane at Partners in Prayer for our Prodigals. My daughter, Kristen, encouraged me to go "meet" Diane, because we had so much in common. I finally did it, and it has been a great journey. Starting with Diane and moving out in concentric circles, my life has intersected with so many other wonderful Christian women. It has been enriched.
But - back to the party! I'm sure you expected balloons and music when you came over here. Diane threw a party for me the first week I was blogging. You see, my prodigal son was coming home! He had been down a path of self destruction that could have caused his eternal and physical death many times over. But God never let him out of His sight!
My son, Kevin, and I have been doing a series of articles about his journey THROUGH drug addiction, TO God! We will be posting Chapter 4 in the next few days. Please stop by and see the glory of the Lord.
Kevin posts from his wife's blog, Twenty Eight Celsius. He has written three chapters so far, and I have countered with my point of view. If you have time and are interested, please go back and read his, then mine. Then come back for Chapter 4.
It has been a long journey. God has been so faithful. We praise His name! Please join us in our celebration! Come back soon.
Christian mother of 2, grandma of 4 girls, wife for 38 years, retired administrative assistant from a large university. I will still be with the grandkids often. It is a joy to have a part in nurturing them and showing them God's love.