Could You Spare a Dime

Could You Spare a Dime

In one of Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman’s meetings, a man gave his testimony: “For one year I begged the streets as a tramp and one day I tapped a man on the shoulder and said ‘Mister, could you please give me a dime?’ As soon as I saw his face, I realized it was my father. He threw his arms around me and said ‘I have found you. All I have is yours! Welcome home my son.’ I had stood there begging my father for a dime while he had been looking for me to give me all he had.”

So often, Christians approach God like a stranger on the street, begging Him just to help them get by. But when we have accepted Christ as our Savior, He is no stranger to us; He is our Father, waiting with open arms, ready to embrace us in love and offer us everything He has. Do we approach God from a beggar’s perspective or as His cherished child? If we have any difficulty seeing Him as our loving Father, we need to ask Him to help us develop a healthy Father/child relationship. “God is still on His throne and man is still on His footstool. There’s only a knee’s distance in between.” (Jim Elliot).  I recently heard, “God may be 10,000 steps away but if you will take one step He will be there.” When the prodigal son returned home the father killed the fatted calf, brought him a robe and put shoes on his feet. Wonder what would be waiting for you if you just returned home to your Heavenly Father. The Father is where you left Him and He is watching and waiting for your return. You may have wandered far away from God but He is just a prayer away. You need to come to yourself, return home to your Father and hear Him say, “Welcome home my son, all I have is yours.”

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