HIS ARMS ARE OPEN
“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”
Luke 15:20 KJV
William J. Kirkpatrick wrote the beautiful hymn “Lord, I’m Coming Home”. If we have wandered away from God, His arms are open and He is waiting for us to run into them. I love these words in this hymn. “Coming home, coming home, Nevermore to roam, Open wide Thine arms of love, Lord, I’m coming home.”
Our Heavenly Father is a compassionate loving Father and He longs for us to receive His unconditional love and forgiveness. There is nothing you could ever do that would make Him stop loving you. If you have allowed unforgiveness, bitterness and hatred to remain in your heart, ask Him to forgive you.
Heavenly Father, thank You for being a compassionate and loving Father. What a healing balm it is to our heart to know that You will never yell at us or hit us and that You will protect us from danger. I love You and I appreciate the privilege You have given me to serve Your Son. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweDecember 9, 2018