I am Thankful for…..

So my First thanksgiving post is dedicated to the one who loves me the most.And whom I love lesser than he loves me(I’m imperfect!).

This week wasn’t one of my finest weeks,You know that explosive woman who has gone off on her family most times, for those things that aren’t even their fault.The Last place I want to be, is at the holy presence of God, in his Church.And our Pastor preaches the Sermon on Homecoming on  Luke 15.Trust God to be perfect father,who knows what we need to hear!

I first  fell in love with Luke 15,when I read it to my little boy from his toddler bible.

Sometimes I wonder if we lose the wonder of the love of God.For a longtime while growing up,for me,like most born Christians,Jesus had been another word.The Crucifixion of Christ an event of the past.Christmas meaning  Presents and good food.

Have we taken for granted the love of God,the pain and sufferings he endured to redeem us.

Luke 15 to me is the most beautiful of all passages. – Every time I read this passage I am overwhelmed.

The Prodigal son is the ultimate parable and the analogy of a loving god towards imperfect people makes it my favorite.

The prodigal son who fought his father and got his inheritance.Used all of it for bad means,having fun and squandering away all the hard earned money.And was left with Nothing.NOTHING!!

But he swallowed his pride,and was willing to be humbled among his father’s servants. He chose to do the right thing,to have the right attitude and returned back home.

Luke 15:20,21
20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off,
his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight,
and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

The Father went running to meet him,kissed him,put got clothes on him,and gave him a ring.And made a feast.No reproaches .What a powerful picture.A loving father.Being a parent,I wonder if I would have had the same reaction.I m amazed as the analogy draws a parallel with our heavenly father.It doesn’t matter who I am and what I’ve done,I can always boldly comeback to god.He loves me,his love is unconditional.Just as I am, I will always be welcomed.

What hope! What blessed hope!

Okay so we shift our focus a little further to The Indignant Older Brother.Although many Christians love to criticise the older brother for his uncharitable Christian reaction.Lets talk about raw feelings.We’ve all felt this feeling,to say no, would be a huge lie.

Imagine working so hard and being the perfect child ,with not much reward,and then here comes the prodigal son who seemed  to have got everything he was entitled to.Shocker!!!!

The father goes out to get the older brother,understanding his hurt,comforts this son too.Reassures him about his inheritance.Doesn’t reproach him for his jealousy.

Although the younger brother is received into the family but will he receive an inheritance is left to question.However for the older brother,his father promises everything as his.

Luke 15:31,32
31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again,
and was lost and is found.’”

For me this is shows the Just and fair side of God,every deed will be judged.We who stand firmly with him will receive our reward.It may look for the time being people are moving ahead of us.On those days,I want to remember who god is ,not circumstances.I want to trust and hold on to the characteristics of god.He is Just.

This parable is truly a win win,for having such a loving god as a father,on the days I m the prodigal son,I can come home to god anytime.On the days I m the Older son,and I feel left out/cast away,I remember my good works are before god and he is just.

Thank you Lord for you,our Father,for the love you shower on us.
For your guiding hand.
For every material and spiritual blessing you bestow upon us.
Eternally Thankful for you.
In Jesus Name.Amen.
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  • That is such a great parable, and it’s so good to know that it’s true for us even today! No matter how far we’ve fallen, we’re never too far from God’s love and grace. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Equipping Godly Women Fellowship Fridays!

  • godlyindianmom

    Thank you Brittany for hosting Fellowship Fridays It truly is a blessing 🙂

  • Deborah Olsen

    Yes! So thankful for the love we have from our Lord and Savior.

  • Brianna George

    I really like the picture in your post. Did you take it yourself?

  • I absolutely love the parable of the Prodigal Son! It is such a great reminder.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • Wendy Munsell

    This passage is one of my favorites too. What an amazing picture of the Father heart of God… it melts my heart.
    Thank-you for sharing your thoughts on this beautiful parable!

  • Keishawna

    What a blessing to know of God’s unconditional love for us. I love your breakdown of this passage. You brought out points about the older brother I hadn’t heard before. Thanks for sharing!

  • So much to be thankful for <3 What a good passage too!

  • I’m thankful for my wife and kids. My family is a gift from God and such a blessing to me. Even with all the diaper changes, crying, demands, and frustrations there is joy. Joy in the little moments such as a kiss from my wife. Or joy in a big hug from my son when I come home from work. Or joy in my daughter cuddling up to me when I’m singing to put her to bed. I’m so thankful to God for my family.

  • It is the most wonderful thing to know that my Creator and God wants to have a personal relationship with me… I am so thankful he saved me from my sin and gave me a way to heaven.

    Iris
    The Blue Birdhouse – DIY Blog

  • Minivan Ministries

    That’s beautiful. I often fall in love with the children’s versions of Bible stories. Well written ones have a way of helping you see the story in a whole new light.

  • Denise Of Pa (A Tattoo On His

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Prodigal! God is the perfect model of a father!

  • Cathy McInnes

    Amen. Love the picture and the prayer at the end. Amen.
    Cathy

  • Melanie Blignaut

    I also love the story of the prodigal son. It’s a powerful picture of God’s love for us.

  • It truly is a beautiful story.Thank you for being here my friend

  • Thank you my friend

  • Soo true

  • its such a privilege to be saved

  • God Bless.Thank you for being here

  • Amen

  • You’re welcome.Thank you for the encouragement

  • Thank you Wendy

  • It truly is a powerful parable

  • Thank you the credit goes to my husband he’s the camera savvy guy

  • 🙂

  • Thank you for being here 🙂