Run To Him

"And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him."  Luke 15:20

While most days I start the morning bright and early at four a.m., today I slept in.  Awakened by my husband getting ready to leave the house, I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs to give him a hug and tell him that I love him.  It wasn't our normal routine, but I didn't want him to get away without telling Him that I love him.

After he left, I went back upstairs to have my quiet time with God.  It's how the day usually starts, before anything else--even brushing my teeth.  In that time, God spoke softly to my heart that though I typically put Him first in the morning, was I equally passionate about my time with Him?  Do I run to Him each morning, desperate to see Him and say, "I love you" before He gets away?

When He spoke this to my heart, I was reminded of the apostle Peter, on the beach with Jesus after the resurrection.  I never tire of reading this passage in John 21.  It is so beautiful because of the history between the two men.  They meet again in the same scenario in which Jesus originally called Peter, fishing.

In the passage, once Peter realizes it is Jesus, he throws himself into the water to chase after His Savior, once again.

Jeremiah 29:13 tells us, "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."

Sometimes we can become discouraged when we go through life's challenges, not realizing the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, is right there beside us--close enough to touch.  If only we will run to Him--we will find the distance very short (Acts 17:27).

Are we seeking Him with our whole heart?  Are we running to meet Him each morning?

There is no greater find in all the world that can satisfy like Jesus.

"Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep.  For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.  The night is far gone; the day is at hand.  So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light." Romans 13:11-12

Goodnight, Runners.

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