Thursday, June 26, 2008

Christian the Lion


I saw this video and thought, "What a perfect illustration of God's love for us." Even when we abandon God and leave Him out in the wilderness somewhere so far from where we are, He always remembers us. He always loves us. We can leave God behind and put Him out of our sight, out of our mind. But He is always waiting for us when we return, and He wants to run to us and wrap His arms around us. No matter where we go without Him or how far we push Him away, He is still standing right there with us and loves us unconditionally. I love this video because it puts a visual to such a great truth. That is exactly how I envision God runs to us and wraps His arms around us when we return to Him, even if we feel like we have been gone so long and so far that we will be unrecognizable to Him. We are still His. He knows every hurt, every disappointment, every failure, every sin. We can never move so far from God that He will not know us anymore or that He will not want us back. What a relief that is.     :)

Deuteronomy 4: 29-31
"But even there, if you seek God, your God, you'll be able to find him if you're serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. When troubles come and all these awful things happen to you, in future days you will come back to God, your God, and listen obediently to what he says. God, your God, is above all a compassionate God. In the end he will not abandon you..."

2 comments:

The Thompson's said...

What a great message, and even more awesome video. Just as our God is.........an AWESOME GOD!!!!!

Lisa said...

Lindsay,
What an amazing video but even more so is how you nailed it right on the head - it is so true that no matter how far we stray, God is always there to run after us and embrace us. Thanks so much for sharing!
I hope you don't mind, but I want to put a link to your blog on my page. - Lisa