“He said unto them, an enemy hath done this…”—Matthew 13:28 (KJV)
Below is my response to a reader's comment made to my post on “Being an Agent of Change”. As I began to make a simple reply, it just kept coming and I believe the Lord would have me to share it as a post with minor changes. So here goes…
1 But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee,7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”
8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened.10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened.(NLT)
Limits ,a set point that we can go and no farther. We were born in sin,which is a mess. God knows and sees us at all times,as this son in Luke 15:11. God will never forget us even though we can easily forget him,God loves the unsaved as well as he does us that are saved. Boundaries have been set,these points and places where Jesus Christ meets you as he did this son when his money ran out,so did his friends. It’s that way now for you even in your struggles you’ve tried everything and everyone except Jesus. And there he is in the midst of whatever you’re going through right now. This son took off to have a ball wine and women,just throwing one party after the next. I do believe that is what he was doing,that’s what I would have been doing back in the day,before Jesus got my attention,partying. Just like this Father he never forgot about his son,and Jesus has not forgotten you. This Father loved his son dearly you can tell when you read the whole story,this son had a ready word for his Father. But it was just as if he was not speaking, this Father was waiting and watching for his sons return. Jesus Christ is also waiting and watching for you to come to him. Boundaries were set for this son,for you see as soon as his money ran out,a famine hit the land. Whatever it is that has you all tore up is working for your good,even though you cannot see it yet. Jesus is right there,and he knows what it takes to bring you to your senses,for this son it was being hungry sitting in a stinking pig pen. What is it for you? This son felt worthless,he felt unloved he was probably feeling like his Father had forgotten him. But what a glorious homecoming he had,read it! Get your faith built up,so that you’ll know without any doubt that Jesus is there and he loves you dearly,give your life to him. You may have backsliding come on back to Jesus he is waiting and watching for you to come! Don’t stay in your mess alone,because sin does cause your heart to be harden,you never have to be alone again with Jesus Christ as your Saviour.