Dear Prodigal Child,
I dreamed you came home today. Oh the joy in my heart as I hugged you in an emotional momma moment. You know those moments…the ones with the tears and the kisses…and the antidotes of all the dramatic, annoying things a momma can say in a moment of pure ecstasy.
Your eyes were dancing with exuberant bliss….a pureness I haven’t seen since you were an innocent child and full of so much happiness.
I know the past has been confusing and disappointing. The enemy has chosen you to sift…… and sift he has child.
I wish you truly understood, the numerous attempts to snuff you out is because he doesn’t want you to reach God’s purpose for your life. He comes to kill, steal and destroy…but by the grace of God, you’re still standing child.
And be encouraged, because God will restore what the locust has stolen from you.
The world fooled you with its pleasures, leaving you bruised, unsatisfied and isolated.
No matter how long you have traveled the wrong way, you can always turn around.
Jesus can fill all the holes in your heart….even the ones you are running from.
You’ve been gone for too long child.
So many nights, prayer replaces sleep. I hate to admit, sometimes worry replaces peace. I know you belong to the Father, but the enemy taunts me with fear.
Thank goodness, the Father reminds me that He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and He loves you more than I ever will. It’s so hard to wrap my mind around that because I would die for you child…. until I remember …..He actually gave his son to die for you. I could not give my child’s life for another.
Your earthly father continues to fatten the calf for the day when you return home. Oh the celebration we will have.
Momma will make all your favorites, the prime rib, the fried chicken, the mashed potatoes, the fried corn and the homemade macaroni and cheese.
I’ll even make the chocolate cake you love, along with some hot, chocolate chip cookies. Remember how sweet those warm cookies taste with a glass of cold milk?
We’ll call your siblings, your cousins and have a big party and play games like we used to on family night. Dad will build a fire and let you have the recliner you love. I bet there will even be a good movie on the tv we can watch together, like we used to.
Your pup will be so glad to see you, he misses wrestling and playing fetch. Remember how excited he gets when you come through the door? Why at the sound of your voice, his little paws sound like he’s tap dancing on the wood floor.
Oh child, the thought of your arrival delights my heart to the point of rapture.
We’re waiting precious one and while we wait, we are praying and anticipating the victory you will have with Jesus. And beloved, upon your arrival, you no longer have to look back.
The past is the past, because with Jesus….. His mercies are new every day.
Isn’t that cool?
Just think of the dreams in your heart? It’s not too late child. All that potential He gave you is simply simmering beneath your soul. He wants to unleash the supernatural power of heaven to restore and replenish you.
He loves you so. Oh how He loves you…..it may be hard to fathom ….but He does….and He has two nail scared hands to prove it.
Come home child. We all miss you…we all long to sit and laugh with you. Your momma misses you so……but Jesus misses you most.
If you have a loved one who has traveled far from home, may this love letter encourage you to never give up on your prodigal….so keep the faith…..and keep praying…..the Father has his eye on your prodigal.
Love to you all,
Honored to link up today with the precious Suzie Eller at #live free Thursday – if you are not familiar with Suzie’s writing – consider yourself now blessed to have been introduced. Her writing is anointed and cuts straight to my heart. This post was partly inspired by my new pastor, Jeff Laborg.