This is part of a series called “Devotionals.”

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“So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20)

Thank You, Lord, for always loving me – no matter how many times I fall off the altar. When I disrespect my leaders; when I dishonor the Sabbath; when I think impure thoughts or do impure things; when I don’t include You first and throughout my dealings, or neglect You completely; when I don’t follow Your will our of selfishness or fear; and the list goes on.

I always realize later that God is all I need; that He could’ve provided and/or handled my problems eons ago if I had let Him; that I wasted so much time, happiness, and resources trying to do things my way or because I was living in fear and not love and His courage; and that He loves me so much to where He gave the ultimate sacrifice to show it:

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

His love goes even beyond that to where even after all of the mess-ups, when I am ready to turn around and head back to Him – He’ll run out to bring me back home. It doesn’t matter if I’m still knee-deep in sin or not sure where to go; I just need to really want to return, and He’ll be there. On demand, immediately. The ball is always on my court.

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