“When He Came to His Senses”

January 13, 2017

Luke 15:17

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!

“When He Came to His Senses”

We all have an inheritance of the Father.  We all have been given the substance of life, breath, health, gifts and abilities.  What have we done with what Father has given to us?  

We take Father’s gifts so lightly and often don’t even acknowledge or appreciate what we have been given.  He gives us loved ones, parents, grandparents, wife, children, grandchildren and friends.  Do we take the time to value, appreciate and sow back into the lives of those who have loved us and sown into us?  

As long as life is going well, we so often get caught up in its flow and busyness.  We become self-absorbed with our own life and interests while neglecting the ones we say we love and hold dear.  Suddenly we wake up one day to find our life in ruins.  Everything we cared about and that is truly meaningful to us is suddenly gone.  Only then, when it is often too late, do we come to our senses and realize our foolishness and neglect.  

The prodigal son is not unlike many of us.  Like him, many of us have only focused on our success, our pleasures and our fulfillment.  We have not planted the love and attention our loved ones have needed and longed for.  Suddenly we find ourselves bankrupt and in famine.  All our substance has been spent on that which has not produced real life and fulfillment, but only temporary gain.  As we come to our senses perhaps we finally realize our true treasure was in those we took for granted and neglected.  We used up all of the grace and love they had until there was no more for them to give.  Now they’re gone and our concern has come too late.

Every day we are planting, either seeds of life or seeds of death.  One day we will reap the harvest of what we have sown in our daily living.  Take care about the seeds that you plant in your life for they will bear fruit and you will reap a harvest either good or bad, either life or death.  

Let us take a lesson from the prodigal son and come to our senses before it is too late to turn our life around and preserve that which is most precious to us.   What is it going to take for us to come to our senses? 

Blessings,

#kent

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