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Glimpses of Grace Daily Devotion for November 16, 2017

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.

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