Jesus ~ The Return Home

25 Feb

I love the movie “Jesus of Nazareth”, so I will have a Category about Jesus and His teachings from that movie. But I will also seek up various theories about Jesus life, and what there is ‘out there’ about His Mission on Earth 3D.

The Prodigal Son, also known as the Lost Son, is one of the best known parables of Jesus.

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (1773) by Pompeo Batoni

Relational Return (Quote, see source here)

//…”Repentance is not only a change of mind, but also a change of love and longing. Motivated by a vision of the majesty and beauty of God, I pine after a different relationship, life, and world. In repentance, I acknowledge that God is my first love. Thus repentance removes the barriers to seeing, experiencing, and enjoying the face of God.

The Scriptures consistently portray repentance as relational return. I put off my old adulterer’s clothes and return home.

The Prodigal repented and returned home. Christ commands the lukewarm Laodiceans to repent and then invites them to open the door of their soul so they can return home to sup with him. When the floundering Ephesians left their first love, Jesus tells them to remember, repent, and return.

Desperate, despairing, depressed David repents and then pleads that he could rest in the presence of his forgiving God. Repentance is relational return in which we first turn away from our false lovers and then return to our heart’s true home.

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Hosea 14 provides a classic biblical picture of relational return. Building upon the imagery of Gomer’s unfaithfulness to Hosea as a symbol of Israel’s spiritual unfaithfulness to Jehovah, Hosea concludes with the words, “Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall” (Hosea 14:1).

Hosea uses this same word “return” sixteen times in fourteen chapters beginning with Hosea 2:7, “She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back (return) to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.” Mortification of false lovers calls for a return to God our true Husband…”. // Read more here

Image: Jesus and Mary

IN A MOMENT OF PEACE

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Come now, come by our side
A place where you can hide
We are the sunshine
Rest your Soul here
And you’ll find
We are the energy
We give the world to thee
Hold up your heart now
We will ease pain from your brow

When the world is in tatters
And destruction is near
You can come with us here

When the people are strangers
You’ll rest here with me
In a moment of peace

~

Light up the dark below,
See through the stars,
Reach to the earth’s flow
Drift in the joy of our hearts,
Unleash the energy,
Taste of the wine
Drink as a Soul
That knows now, power divine

In a moment of peace

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