A thought by Kyle Idleman (2014-03-01) from his book, AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything (p. 206). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Kyle shares, “A friend of mine told me about an elderly man he knew who could no longer take care of himself and whose family made the difficult decision to put him in a nursing home. Every Sunday afternoon the man’s daughter and her husband and their children would go see him. Every Sunday this elderly man would wait for his daughter and her family to come visit. He looked forward to it all week and was always out waiting for them. As the years passed, his mind grew weaker, and he soon had a hard time remembering his children’s names. He would sometimes have a hard time getting back to his room. But no matter what happened, on Sunday afternoon, he was always there waiting for his daughter and her family. One day the daughter asked her father, ‘Daddy, do you know what day of the week it is?’ The father couldn’t tell her what day of the week it was. So the daughter said to her dad, ‘Well, Daddy, how did you know to wait for us today?’ The father replied, ‘Oh, honey, I wait for you every day.’”
Kyle goes on to say, “God is a loving Father who longs for His children to come home. On the day you finally come home, you will find Him waiting for you. You might wonder, how did He know to wait for me on this day? How did He know I was coming today? He has been waiting for you every day.”
We are headed into the Christmas Season and we as a family are all going to be together for the first time in few years. It is going to be a very special time. Well
God longs for His family to come home to Him. That is what Christmas is all about. He sent His Son, Jesus to earth to clear the way for us to come home. And as Kyle says, “He has been waiting for you every day.” He is waiting for you today.
So don’t you think this is a good time to come home?