Biblical scholars have suggested that the title Christians have given to Jesus’ story, “The Prodigal Son,” should be changed. Prodigal means “extravagantly wasteful” or “profligate” and, to be sure, the younger brother is a prodigal son. But the father in Jesus’ story is prodigal as well. The father is extravagantly wasteful in the way he loves his irresponsible son. The older brother recognizes this and is troubled by it. The story might be renamed “The Prodigal Father,” because Jesus wants us to understand that God’s extravagantly wasteful love, poured out as it is on sinners, confronts us all with a decision: either we become extravagant lovers like God or we can stay out in the cold while the banquet unfolds inside our Father’s house.
Man’s maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak;
that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

(Source: evenso-itiswell)

  

leeyounger:

AS I AM

I wrote this song for people who struggle to believe that God loves them. They want to believe God loves them, but they have a past filled with wrong and a life filled with hurt and pain. How could God want them? Well, He does. God loves you. He wants you. He has taken care of your past and has forgotten it. He wants you to forget it too and simply let Him love you.

My friend Jed Brewer (jedbrewer.tumblr.com) made this dance remix for me (for fans of dubstep) and my lovely wife Christy sang with me on this track. If you have some friends who need to hear this message, reblog the song and let’s get it out there.

(Source: leeyounger)