Is there a prodigal in your family? Or maybe you are a prodigal or have been one. In the New Testament, Jesus taught with parables—earthly stories that illustrated deeper, spiritual truths.
The day begins like any other. Shower. Coffee. Dress for work. Run out the door. Or not. Your work and life may revolve around a home base. Wherever you are, whether you face a crowd of employees, shoppers, or students, a blank computer screen, or children begging for attention, the need whispers like a persistent friend. The day progresses. You look around, distractions pulling you away from obligations. At home or at work, it doesn’t really matter. You feel alone. It could be lack of sleep. Too much stress. Not enough energy. Trying to solve things by yourself again. Or just …
Knowing how God feels about you and if He really cares can make a huge difference in your life. Just in case you’re wondering, here are some things He says about you: And that’s only the beginning.
Even as we’re attempting to make life count, to make a difference, or to move forward in new ways in this new year, we will still face challenges that can seem insurmountable. If that happens, remember you are not alone. In those moments, when you feel alone, I pray these words will encourage you.
Who doesn’t need God’s strength? If you’re feeling weak and in need of a divine touch, here’s something for you to remember: