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)
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.