A son borrowed a large sum of money from his father to cover a car accident he had while drunk.
The son repented and the father forgave the debt. But as time went on, the son showed little gratitude or interest in his dad. The father's heart was grieved.
We understand this father's sorrow, but do we consider the sorrows of our Heavenly Father (Jeremiah 3:19-20)?
Our God paid for the great mess we made with our sins, and He's forgiven that debt:
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
Are we grateful, interested children, or are we grieving the heart of our Father (Ephesians 4:30; Genesis 6:6)?
Let's not let a day go by without expressing our gratitude for what He has done. And let's spend time with Him!
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