My daughter called last night and gave us good news about her grades of which I'm naturally very proud, but she gave other good news for which truly excited me: She was coming home for Easter! Now the daughter of this doting Dad lives in the Orlando area, not that far away yet still too far...
...and since she's a grad school student it means that she has been away for over five years now but it has never really become easier not having her home and we would all admit (her brother somewhat reluctantly) that there is a certain excitement that builds when we hear she's coming.
Okay, I've established I'm a doting dad and that goes same for my son who remained at home; I just enjoy having my children around. I know they are young adults and they have lives of there own but my home will always be their home. No matter what. 'Nuff said.
And isn't this is what Easter is really about? Our Father God desires that we come back home, he gets excited when he knows we're coming! He sent patriarchs, kings and prophets to bring us back home and then he sent his Only-Begotten Son, Jesus to bring us back by removing that which prevented us from returning home: sin.
Come home this Easter, You've been away too long and you are missed. God's word in Luke 15:10 tells us:
I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents
Our Father God is an infinitely greater doting dad that I am. His house will always be your home: no matter what. Nuff said. You are not that far away but still too far. Come back home. See you in church.
Happy Easter, welcome home. Peace
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