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.
Love in Christ Pat
18 The birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. His mother Mary had been promised to Joseph in marriage. But before they were married, Mary realized that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph was an honorable man and did not want to disgrace her publicly. So he decided to break the marriage agreement with her secretly.
20 Joseph had this in mind when an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said to him, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife. She is pregnant by the Holy Spirit.21 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus [He Saves], because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this happened so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet came true: 23 “The virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him to do. He took Mary to be his wife. 25 He did not have marital relations with her before she gave birth to a son. Joseph named the child Jesus.
Love in Christ Pat