I’m trying something new this week and joining in on the Five-Minute Friday Link-Up‘s prompt of the word “return.” Enjoy this brief (it only took 5 minutes!) post on what the word “return” brings to my mind.
When I think of what it means to return, my heart is called immediately to turn back my eyes to where I have been.
This is one of the paradoxes of the Christian faith, while we must look ahead with our eyes fixed on God, we also must never forget where we’ve come from, the pit in which He found us, and the love that called us to Him.
The Prodigal Son, he needed to return home. And when the drudgery of life kicked in, he needed to remember life amongst the pigs so that he would never return.
But God called the church in Ephesus to return. John wrote to them in Revelation, reminding them of the love they’d formerly had for God and calling them back to that initial love.
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. – Revelation 2:4-5, ESV
As you walk through your life, as you approach the weekend, you need to keep this balance of looking back and knowing, what you never want to see again and what you need to captivate your heart over and over.
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We are never so settled into our faith that the love of God and Christ’s sacrifice do not speak into that stage of our sanctification. It is the foundation of all but yet, we tend to neglect it for heavier, “more pressing” matters.
Today, return to the love of God. Dwell in marvel at what He has done for you.