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When No One Else Will ~ Love the Prodigals

 

 

**I have no idea how this happened, but this poem reverted back to a draft instead of published.  Sorry for the re-post!  But maybe there was someone else who needed it, right?

When No One Else Will

Love the prodigals
Out seeking life’s thrills;
Love the lost cases
When no one else will.

Love the undeserving
Whose lives are dark-filled;
Love the wanderers
Where no one else will.

Love the unworthy,
Those trapped in sin still;
Love the unlovely
How no one else will.

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Who among us was not a prodigal, at some point?  God desires for His lost sheep to come back into the fold.  What part in that process is He calling you to today?

None are deserving, but all are still loved by the Shepherd of our souls.

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 “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? “If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.”
Matthew 18:12, 13

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Should I Assume? ~ Keep Praying for Prodigals

Should I AssumeShould I assume all is OK,
When I never hear from your lips
That you long for God’s word
And that His presence, you miss?

Should I stop worrying
That you are teetering on the edge,
When the world means more
Than following Christ instead?

Should I just leave you alone
And stop longing for your return,
Since you seem happy far from home
And seem content to stay lukewarm?

The truth is that I will never give up
Or stop praying because, you see,
Heaven and hell are both real
And last for an eternity.

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“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment
Hebrews 9:27

“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 4:7

Like me, do you have a prodigal who has wandered far from home?  Are you unsure about the certainty of their salvation?  No matter what the circumstances look like, purpose in your heart never to give up.  Instead, keep praying and believing for their return to Christ. 

God loves His prodigals.  He never gives up on them.

© Sue Nash/2014

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner

The Parable of the Prodigal’s Mom

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Bright sun with blue sky ~ better days ahead

The Parable of the Prodigal’s Mom

When he came for his inheritance
To go see what there was out there,
His father consented to send him off,
But to watch him leave his mom just could not bear.

When he had been long gone
And his whereabouts were unknown,
His father was sure he would be alright,
But only on her knees in prayer did his mom keep hanging on.

When he spent his time in reveling
And his folly was rumored wide,
His father continued to stay afloat,
But his mom sunk to the ocean floor and cried.

When he fell flat on his face
And began faltering in his wrong,
His father waited patiently in silence,
But his mom spent sleepless nights fearing something was going on.

When he realized things were not working out
And started awakening to the truth,
His father remained unwaveringly steadfast,
But his mom only cautiously began hoping anew.

When he remembered how things used to be
And longed to return from whence he strayed,
His father expectantly awaited his return,
But his mom still wondered if she’d ever see his face.

When he wisely considered his ways
And began his journey back so full of need,
His father met him a long way off,
But his mom thought it was simply too good to believe.

When he met his father on the road
And found open arms instead of shame,
His father gladly welcomed him home,
But such joy his mom could scarce contain.

When he safely made it home
And embraced the love he once had scorned,
His father began the celebration,
And his mom at last rejoiced knowing her son had been reborn.

My prayer is that this will be an encouragement to any mothers of prodigals struggling to keep hanging on.  God loves prodigals, and continually woos them back, but He also understands the brokenness of a mother’s heart, whose child has strayed far from home.

From His Heart for blogSue Nash/2013

For similar posts, see From His Heart

Awake

Former prodigal who woke up!

Former prodigal who woke up!

Awake, O thou sleeper,
Who has wandered far away.
Rise up from the darkness,
Come back home from whence you’ve strayed.

 To you, who has stumbled,
Or got all caught up in sin.
Just remember former things,
And go running back to Him.

 Gotten sick of how you’re living,
Or lost hope beyond despair?
Think again about the Savior,
And how much He really cares.

 He’s been watching you and waiting
With His arms held open wide.
Always ready to forgive,
And take you right back by His side.

 So, don’t delay one moment longer.
Leave the stench of sin’s foul grime.
Awake, arise, O sleeper,
Back to the Father’s love sublime.

“Therefore He says: Awake you who sleep, Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
Ephesians 5:14

Awake

*I have a burden for praying prodigals home, especially since I have a few that I know and want to see awaken to the light of God’s love and Truth. Would be pleased to agree with you in prayer for yours. First name is fine and I will absolutely pray!

Choose Well

Choose Well

Take a look around
Choices abound
My son, choose well.

Left looks enticing
Sin, inviting
My son, choose well.

Wrong paths lead astray
Sin never pays
My son, choose well.

There is a way out
Narrow- no doubt
My son, choose well.

Good paths lead to life
To what is right
My son, choose well.

God’s ways are best
To life that’s blessed
So, choose life my son.

Choose well.

Written 12/16/12 as a prayer for a prodigal.