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PostSubject: Among the Hogs   Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:49 pm




Came to myself
And the sight was not pretty
Came to myself
In a mud-spattered mess.
Father had rendered
My share in the family
Knowing full well
That it scarcely could bless.
Friends had been fast
As I opened the purse-strings
Life had seemed sweet
In the dark rooms of sin
Wine is a mocker
And strong drink is raging
Feeling a king-pin
I sauntered right in.
Now I am working
A stranger’s foul homestead
Feeding his swine
This, a Jew’s strangest thought
Missing my Father
And joys at the Home-Farm
Cursed this condition
My own lusts had wrought.
Might I go back
And appeal now for mercy?
Yes, it seems wiser
Than all else around
Sensing a hope
That defies all description:
Dead might be raised
And the lost might be found.
 
Note: In my estimation the story of the Prodigal Son is the best in all of human invention. But of course it is Jesus’ story and transcends the images of limited, sinful scribes. A young man comes to himself; stops at “Wit’s End Corner” and sees the wreckage. He finds out that his Father/God loves to restore broken things; loves to hear the words “I am so sorry. You were right all along. Please forgive me Father.”

I don’t care where we are in our Christian walk, there is always one more thing for which we must repent. If you visit a church and over the front door see a sign which reads “Got-It-All-Together Assembly”, turn around (repent) and flee that place as if it held the plague. Better you kneel alone in a quiet room with Bible opened. And do real business and see real truth and gain real currency for use in a fallen world reeling from pain, unbelief and self-will…Doug

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