Like a bird that wanders from her nest,
So is a man who wanders from his home.
There is a time in mid-summer when we occasionally see imature birds on the ground, who have ventured too far from home. We can see the same thing in the woodlands and fields with young deer, who have temporarily been separated from their parents. These youngsters seem to be at the mercy of the world; predators, traffic or well meaning walkers, when their parents are not that far away. watching them. These were my immediate thoughts with some memories when I read today’s verse.
Anyone who wanders from home as the prodigal son did will eventually have need of love and care, as he did. I am reminded of Hagar and her son Ishmael wandering in the wilderness alone, starving and thirsty. In their desperate need God came to their rescue; such is His love still for those far from home. There are those who may not have physically wandered from home, but have wandered away spiritually. They have left God and wandered into a world of sin, and maybe eventually despair.
Dear reader, are you far from God whom you once loved and followed? You may have left Him along time ago, but He has never left you – His love reaches out to you today. How do I know that you may ask…well here we are today is my answer! Your reading this on this specific day is not a coincidence, it is a God-incidence as He calls you home today.