Hurry Home

He’s been sitting by the phone since she left
But it’s time for work and he just can’t be late
So he grabs his old guitar
And he plays a couple bars on the machine
And then he softly sings

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, I still love you
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, you can still come home
And honey if it’s you, we’ve got a lot of making up to do
And I can’t hug you on the phone, so hurry home

Well the message light was blinking when he got back
It was an old friend calling cause he just heard the news
He says Man I hope you find her
If I see her I’ll remind her that her dad is worried
And want her to know

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, I still love you
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, you can still come home
And honey if it’s you, we’ve got a lot of making up to do
And I can’t hug you on the phone, so hurry home

Well the days dragged by without a word from her
And it looked like she might not be coming back
People said man don’t you think it’s time to take that old message off
He said no, you never know when she might call

She was just outside a bar in New York City
Her so-called friends had left her all alone
She was scared he wouldn’t want her
But she dialed up that old number and let it ring
And then she heard him sing

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, I still love you
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, you can still come home
And honey if it’s you, we’ve got a lot of making up to do
And I can’t hug you on the phone, so hurry home

He walked in just in time to hear her say
Dad, I’m on my way

By Jason Michael Carroll

This song reminded me of a modern day prodigal son.

Luke 15:11-24 

And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

 I am thankful for God’s mercy. It doesn’t matter how far we go in sin or that we turn our back on God. No matter where we allow our selfish ways to take us, God is still waiting with open arms for us to come back to Father’s house. He patiently waits for us to become sick of sin, of our way, thoughts, opinions and attitudes and make that step to come back to him with a repentant heart. It is a heart that is truly sorry for their sin and desires a complete change that is found acceptable to God. And in his mercy and love he will clean us up and prepare us for his work. It is this mercy that keeps the door open waiting for us to take the first step, to come to the place where we realize the benefits of Father’s house, and make the decision to come home.

 For all of you out there that are away from Father’s house, consider where you are, and where you could be. The Father is waiting, praying, desiring for you to come home. It doesn’t matter where you have been, what you have done, or who your friends are, God still wants you to come home. The best time do make this decision is now, so hurry home.

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