Morning Motivation “When God Ran”

I love the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32.  Why,  Because the story is an example of God’s abundant Grace on which I lean so heavily.  It is a picture, to me, of God’s love for us.  In church yesterday the Pastor spoke of how the son in this parable had turned his back on his father.  How he squandered all, he had given him.  How he then became desperate without his father in his life.  How he then returned to him and was lovingly accepted back into his father’s house because he was so loved. And even though he, the son, did not deserve it,  all his foolishness was forgiven, and the slate wiped clean.

I have turned my back on God in my lifetime.  I thought I could navigate this world on my own.  Not so, at least for me.  I am not complete without my faith in God and the knowledge of a love and grace beyond this world.

Years ago there was a song that I would listen to that would bring tears to my eyes each time I would hear it.  It is a song by Benny Hester called “When God Ran.”

“And the only time, the only time I ever saw Him run Was when He ran to me, Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest And said “My son’s come home again”.

 Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes With forgiveness in His voice He said 

“Son, do you know I still love you? 

It caught me by surprise when God ran.” 

Benny Hester

Happy Monday Everyone!

Enjoy Your World:-)

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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

One thought on “Morning Motivation “When God Ran”

  1. This story is the one that gives me hope for those in my family who are lost…and even my ex. Lord, help me to see him the way You see him. Amen.

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