Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 20, 2019

For Those Waiting….

“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NIV)

Takes only one tiny seed to spread roots that run deep and wide. Takes only one spark to ignite a flame that spreads like wildfire. Takes only one person to be the one that chooses to make a difference.

So while praying for the soul of one who turned away, we plead with God to send just one. Someone who would speak a word at just the right time. Someone who could share truth bathed in love and grace. Someone they might encounter in the most unusual way. Someone who unexpectedly crosses their path. Someone who can say what we’ve already spoken but in a new way. Someone besides us that God chooses to send their way. Because every tiny seed planted has the potential to penetrate even the hardest soil and sprout roots.

Hard to navigate those tough journeys in life when we see so clearly the devastation that may lie ahead. Difficult to let go and let God write the redemption story of the souls we love. Yet, we hold on and we bow worn knees fighting the battle tirelessly until they come home.

Our hope, our peace is found in the One who loves them more than we ever could. God draws, seeks and waits for runaways to come home. He never gives up. He never forces. He never turns His back. God waits patiently and when that one tiny seed is planted, a miracle begins.

So while pleading for the soul of the one who turned away, we trust in a plan we can’t even see. We release our grip and raise hands to praise our Redeemer who says I’ve got this. We commit to being a planter of tiny seeds so others will come home.

“Father, reap the seeds planted.…bring back those who have slipped away…..amaze us with Your incredible plan to love them home.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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