Coming Back to the Lord

Coming Back to the Lord - Laurie GlassPerhaps you entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in the past, but for some reason you aren’t as close to Him as you once were. You may have even walked away from Him. You might wonder if He would take you back or if you dare to ask for His help with your eating disorder. I was once in this situation myself. I walked away from God, but He took me back. My poem below describes this experience.

If you have walked away from God or if you aren’t feeling as close to Him as you would like, it doesn’t have to stay that way. I want to assure you that, if in your heart you want to be close to Him again, He knows that. Talk to Him – tell Him how you feel and reconcile with Him. Remember that He has never stopped loving you. Perhaps you would like to read Luke 15:11-24 to encourage you to take that first step back to Him. You may also want to hear the song, When God Ran by Phillips, Craig and Dean.

When You Came Back to Me

I watched you walk away,

But tried to help you see

That I still loved you so.

You turned your back on Me.

 

I kept on trying, though;

Would not give up on you.

I hurt so much inside

And knew that you hurt, too.

 

In time, you closer came,

Could see it in your heart.

Had been so hard on you

For us to be apart.

 

I still recall the day

I heard you speak to Me.

I then spoke back to you.

This time you didn’t flee.

 

Was difficult for you

And I could sense your fear,

But I accepted you,

Just glad that you were near.

 

This was a tender time

And I just let you feel.

I kept on loving you

And gave you time to heal.

 

The special times we’ve had

No one can take away.

We have a stronger bond.

I feel you’ll always stay.

 

It took you time to trust,

To see Me as your friend.

And now I am so glad

To have you close again.

By Laurie Glass

© April 17, 2005

Luke 15:11-24

Luke 15:11-24 contains the story of the prodigal son. If you’re feeling unsure about whether you want to come back to the Lord or whether He will take you back, please let these words filter through to your heart and bring you back to Him.

11Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13″Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

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! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ 20So 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.

21″The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.

22″But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.