His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Welcomed Home… Every Time


prodigal son

Here I sit in my man-cave office – actually, mixture of storage room, cluttered desk, and dust. But it’s my quiet space, isolated from distractions, where I have some of my best one-on-one time with God. This morning is like every morning… coffee in hand and God on my mind, and in my heart. Today I look back over my shoulder at yesterday.

Reflection… looking back I see that yesterday was like most days. More than once, I turned my back on God and abandoned Him. It may seem like nothing, just a typical reaction to life. Like getting consumed by a project at work and venting a bit of frustration at a co-worker. But in that moment, I can’t see God, for my back is to Him.

Yet every time I turn around, there He is. And like the father of the prodigal son, God does more than patiently wait for me to come back to Him. As soon as He sees me turn around, He runs to me, wraps His arms around me, and welcomes me home. Every time. Such is His love for all of us. And I’m so grateful.


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

7 thoughts on “Welcomed Home… Every Time

  1. So very true. I can relate. Like the words I wrote in my poem post for this week, “His love enfolds me. His arms embrace me.” He is that near, every time.

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  2. The story of the prodigal son is one of my favorite parables from Jesus. I love the forgiveness and redemption that is expressed in this parable.


  3. Our God is an awesome God; I recently had a friend who has been a proclaimed atheist for the longest time slowly crawling back to the faith. I see Satan trying to ensnare him constantly, I watch him stumble again and again, but I have faith that God will ultimately prevail in the battle for his soul. You have my prayers for those moments when you inevitably turn from God; please pray for my friend especially as well as myself that we might always have the wisdom and courage to turn back with full knowledge of the loving Father who greets us every single time. Thank you and God bless the rest of your day!

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  4. We are so blessed to have be recipients of His grace.

    God bless you!

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