God Ran: My Easter Reflections

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

Are there specific truths in your life that you hang on to? Something that forms the basis of who you are?
I grew up in a Christian family, but while I had always in faith believed the Word, it was only when I was around 15 that I truly began a personal journey with God. I listened to a message about the Parable of the Prodigal Son. I recall that it was titled God Ran. The verse above made me weep uncontrollably for some time. That very day, I was on my knees, and tears were rolling down from my cheeks as I was overwhelmed with the true meaning of what that really meant.

From then, I've always held in my heart that God Ran. He made the move to run to me when I was still a long way off. It is a truth that I hang on to and re-visit from time to time.

I know this is not exactly the Easter Story, but it does remind me why I celebrate Easter:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.
John 3: 16-17

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all,
and therefore all died. And he died for all,
that those who live should no longer live for themselves
but for him who died for them and was raised again.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Happy Easter everyone!


Liverella said...

Yesterday, He chose to die for us... Tomorrow, He will show us that He has conquered all for us. Happy Easter :))

Winifred said...

That's a beautiful sharing babe. My personal encounter with the Lord happened when I was 15 as well :) It's amazing how much He loves us that He would run for us. Happy Easter!

Miss Leney said...

Beautiful. Happy Easter my dear!

cote_p said...

love this post :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Amen :) Hope you had a blessed Easter!

Yes dear, it amazes me still although I admit that my life doesn't always reflect that amazement! Hope you had a meaningful Easter where you are :)

Happy Easter to you too! Enjoy the break!

Hope you had a good Easter despite the ill little one!

Ruth said...

Thank you for the post.. It's time I start running toward Him as well.