We just celebrated our family Christmas party. We scheduled it on New Years Day so everyone would have availability to come. What a joy to visit with all my 4 sons and their families! It reminds me of a Sunday School song that has the words, “I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul. I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul. I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.” What a blessing and overflowing joy that my family, each one, would love me and come and fellowship with me. And what delight I have when I see them loving and fellowshipping with one another!
In the opposite extreme how grieved I would be if they never came home and never came to visit me. I can easily understand the burdened heart of the father in the story of the prodigal son. Luke 15:11-32. The Heavenly Father created us in His image so that He could have a family to love. He wants a close relationship with us. Oh, let’s please remember to walk down the road to Him and visit….to thank Him for the many good things He gives us…..and to tell Him we love Him…..even to the point of abiding with Him continually. He is waiting with open arms.