A God Who Runs

By Chris Goswami

There aren’t many places in the Bible where you see God running, but here is one. Philip Yancey’s moving story of a young girl caught up in a life she never wanted. (Taken from What’s So Amazing About Grace? with some adaptation)

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Grace First

Jesus’ original parable of grace “The Prodigal Son” can be found in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 15. God doesn’t condone our poor choices. He will not overlook behaviour that leads to us damaging ourselves or damaging others. But with this God of the Bible, His nature is always to accept us first, welcome us back first, to forgive and re-state his love first. And then He draws attention to areas of our life that need restoring. As someone said: God loves us exactly as we are; but He loves us too much to leave us as we are. With this running God, grace precedes even truth. It’s always grace first.

Chris Goswami is Director of Marketing and Communications for a Silicon Valley based company, and Minister In Training in the UK. He blogs on www.7minutes.net
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Posted on February 5, 2014, in Audio, Devotion and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Chris, thanks for sharing this moving story of the grace of God that forgives us for our wrongful ways, but like the story of the prodigal son, our Lord welcomes us back home to His heart. That young girl and her struggle with addiction, is the sad story of so many girls I saw as I ministered to them on the streets of Toronto. Many had left home and ended up in a life of prostitution. They too need to feel accepted and loved as God calls us to love them.

    Many of us run away from God, but He never runs away from us.

    Keep on sharing these heart stories with us.

    God has really gifted you as a speaker for radio and TV. You have a most pleasing voice to listen to.

    Have a great weekend!

    Kevin

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