The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Luke 15:17

In our story of the Lost Son, he thought he would be happy if he took his share of his father’s estate and lived the party life. The young man soon found out that when his money was gone, he had no friends and no food. The reality of his decisions now began to set in. It seems like all is lost at this point and the young man will soon starve.

Our Lord is the Divine Intruder into our lives and does not leave us in the hole we have dug for ourselves. We can be thankful for such an amazing Savior who daily intervenes in our lives in ways we don’t see or understand.

Just like the young man in a story, we too fall short. The Holy Spirit is working in the background of our story. Part of the work of the Holy Spirit is to convict us of our sins and open our hearts. Sometimes it takes hardships in our lives before we begin to look up and cry out to God. Maybe you have had to experience suffering in your life you before you were open to the Lord’s path. 

17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.” ’ 20 “So he returned home to his father.[1] Luke 15″17-20.

Where has the Lord broken through into your life? How did that change the path you were on? How does that change the way you see your Savior? Praise the Lord, our Savior is a Divine Intruder!

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[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Lk 15:17–20). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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