Do you remember the parable of the Prodical Son? Guy takes his inheritance early, spends it partying and finds himself destitute and penniless. With no where to turn, he drags his tired self home to Daddy. And what was the result?
Let’s take a break here……….If it had been my Dad, he would have said 1) I told you so! 2) A fence post is probably smarter than you and 3) Get off my porch! You are stinking up my world!
Most of us don’t have a “daddy” like the one in Luke 15: 22-23. When this son came humbly and miserably home, he responded with pleasure! “Quick! Get him the best robe, a ring and some nice shoes. Let’s have a feast and celebrate! My boy is home and it’s a great day!” paraphrased by me!
So, we went to the circus today! Lions to the left, jokers to the right and we were stuck in the middle………(l0l) . The circus is about life. These folks get up everyday to work to amuse and entertain you…and get paid enought to make it! Like me and probably like you! It happens everyday worldwide. The details change but the challenge is the same! In Ghana, a person lives on $1.25 a day and needs a little more to make it! In Europe, food and money is available but spiritual needs are not a priority. In America, our “stuff” overwhelms us. We never have enough. All cause stress, grief and pain. Satan knows where to hit us! How to keep our mind off “Daddy”.
The Show Must Go On everyday! Clowns clown, jugglers juggle, elephant trainer lead and scoop, the Ringleader leads, cashiers cash (collect)…….
When they have had enough of the circus, my kids know where to find their “daddy” (the one with the car keys). And they know i’ll take them to the house. When you have enough of the circus called life……….your ‘DADDY” has the keys to take you home…and a warm robe, nice slippers and a ring that only a son can wear!