Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Loving The Prodigal

I continue to talk with/meet with parents with wayward children. As parents, our hearts grieve for our kids who think they can find more joy in the things of this world as opposed to the things of God. We want to model the father of the prodigal son. The son remembered his father's kindness. That kindness drew the prodigal home. At the same time, we recognize that we can be the same kind father or mother to all our kids, and God allows some to respond to spiritual things and some to not respond. It's God that does the work. We hope to be the instruments in His hands to bring about change in our kids, but sometimes He allows our kids to be wayward to expose our pride that we, as parents, think we can "make" our children respond to the gospel. He crushes us as parents and strips us of our idols to force us to consider Him as glorious...and able to change us and our kids without our prideful recipes that we erroneously think can change hearts.

“God is not served by human hands as though he needed anything, but he himself gives life and breath and everything.” (Acts 17:25)

Pastor Ben

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