I’m A Rough-edged Chunk of Coal ~ May 30

I’m A Rough-edge Chunk of Coal

But someday, I’m gonna shine!

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7

I am a prodigal son. I came to know Jesus as my Savior and learned the basic truths of God and His love at a young age but did not live my life returning God’s love to Him, or even realizing how much He loves me. I wasn’t a really bad person, but I wasn’t a really good one either. Oh, there were times when I veered closer to God, but most of the time, I went about living life without Him. Looking back, I can see that much of my sadness and bad times were when I was furthest from God.

I suppose there was a mighty big party (rejoicing) when I turned my life back over to God and repented. Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t all of a sudden become perfect; not even close; I’m still a good-sized chunk of coal with some mighty rough edges. But I’ve asked God to forgive me and polish me up; and though it might take Him awhile, He’s working on it.

Someday, I hope to be counted among the righteous, but for now, I’m just tickled pink to be counted among God’s beloved children.

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