Prodigals Can Be Won and Facebook for Mothers of Prodigals
Karen often wrote prayers for her wayward daughter in her journal. One day Karen failed to put the journal away. Her daughter came by and happened to read the prayer. It make her furious.
After the angry daughter left, Karen cried to the Lord. Was there anything she could do to remedy the situation?
The thought came, "Go wash her feet." It was an unusual idea, but Karen was so certain the thought was from God that she got a basin and went to her daughter's house.
Her daughter opened the door and asked, "Why are you here?"
"To wash your feet."
Karen repeated, "To wash your feet."
As Karen sat before her daughter washing her feet, tears ran down the faces of both. A sweet reconciliation followed. Her daughter later moved away, but even though far apart, they have a precious relationship and are even prayer partners.
Karen's humble dependence upon God led her to express love in a way her daughter could not miss. Daniel Webster said, "There is nothing so powerful as truth," but it is often love that wins the battle.
Dear Lord, teach me to be completely humble and dependent upon You, so You can teach me how to show love."
"Above all, love" (1 Peter 4:8).
God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit" (Rom. 5:5).
If you have a prodigal son or daughter, I encourage you to join the new Facebook group "Mothers Praying for Prodigals." To join go to "Mothers Praying for Prodigals" on Facebook and ask to join. Since this is a closed group (and completely confidential) you will be asked three questions to validate your identity and help us minister to you. ONLY you and those who belong to the closed group will be able to read your posts. Your comments will show up on your page only. Outsiders are able to see who belongs to closed groups, but that is all.
You can also read Rebecca Gentzler's blogs for mothers of prodigals here.