Waiting for Your Child
Like many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings, I waited on an early winter afternoon for “my child” to be dismissed from school. As I stood on the sidewalk buffeted by a North wind I remembered one of Jesus’ parables.
It was a parable about a father and his two sons. The younger son made the mistakes of youthfulness and eventually “hit bottom”. It was then that he “came to himself”, remembering who he was; who he really was. He was his father’s son. Returning home he saw his father waiting for him. The father had been there all along, waiting.
I believe that God waits for us to remember not only who we are but more importantly, Whose we are. In God’s patient waiting we see a glimpse of Grace.
Lord, thank you for Your patient dealings with us whereby You continually teach us Your Way–the way of Truth and real Life. Amen.