“The Preparation Of A Kiss” by Kirk Hunt
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (Luke 15:20 KJV)
Luke 15:20 KJV
He cringed when he saw his father running full-out toward him. As the older man came to a stop, huffing and puffing, he tried to start his speech. His father stopped him with a kiss.
Despite the stench of the pig-sty. On top of the putrid smell of disobedience. Without regard to who saw, or what they thought.
The father’s love had never wavered. His hope and expectation had yearned toward this day. All that was left was a way to express, joy, love and unrestrained welcome in one succinct act.
Perhaps the boy expected rebuke and recrimination. Instead, he received acceptance and affirmation. The joy of restoration outweighed every other consideration or concern.
Father-God’s love for you has never wavered. His divine providence and omnipotent preparation has worked for the day that you would return to Him. And he has joy, love and unrestrained welcome stored up just for you.
It does not matter what has gone before. His heart is ready to receive you. All you have to do is turn toward Him. He has a kiss for you.
Think: Father-God yearns to kiss me.
Pray: “Lord, remind me that You love me, no matter what.
Copyright © November 2011, Kirk Hunt