‘Why do you stand far off from me?’, says the Lord, ‘Why do you nervously whisper in prayer for the things that I have already promised are yours? Come to me with boldness, for I long to show you my mercy and grace. I long to bless you beyond all that you could ask for or imagine. If you ask me for bread, I won’t give you a stone.’
As the father of the prodigal ran out to meet his son, so too I also run to where you are to pour out my love and favour upon you today.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.