Our daughter shared with us how they had told their kids that one day Jesus would return and take us all to heaven. They talked about the wonder of heaven and that it would be forever, meaning we would never have to say goodbye to people we love. The kids really liked that and our grandson eagerly asked, “Has He started running yet?”
At first I thought that it was an odd question to ask. Then I began to see something beautiful. While I imagine Jesus floating down from heaven in majestic power, he was imagining Jesus running! Isn't that what you do, when you see a loved one you haven't seen in a long time?Sometimes I think our adult minds have lost something very special!
"But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him, he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15:20
Father, I thank you that in the story of the prodigal son you have shown us your father heart. You have shown us how you long for us to turn our hearts toward home . . . so that we can live with you forever.