When we sin, do we consider ourselves to be in the pig sty - the long journey back home stretches ahead of us? Or do we consider ourselves to be already in the Father’s arms? There’s a big difference. I remember speaking with a Christian man about his extra-marital affair from years earlier. As he spoke about the pain of those memories I said to him “You realise that in the midst of the very worst of that, Jesus was rejoicing over you as a Bridegroom rejoices over His bride.” He paused for a long time and said “That makes it a hundred times worse!” I said “Yes it does. A thousand times worse.”Painfully, I've stopped buying books for now (to save money for nappies) so if anyone wants to donate a copy of Keller's book to me...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The Prodigal Son? The Prodigal God? Does repentance happen in the pigsty or in the Father's embrace?
Everyone (well Tim Keller and Glen Scrivener) is writing about the Prodigal Son in Luke 15: