Me: What do you see?
Prodigal: Something beautiful and full of love.
This is from the book With Christ in the Garden by Lynn James Radcliffe
The ultimate event is in the hands of God. His purpose will finally win through. When eternity speaks, God will be seen to be victorious. This is the tremendous faith in which a Christian lives. We are confident that nothing is too hard for God. Evil events can hinder His purpose, but they cannot stop it. The omnipotence of God will never be overwhelmed by tragedy. The mountain torrents may rage with foam and fury, but the slope on which they run is in the hands of God.
It was the perspective of the eternal which was most real to the Master in His last prayer. Earlier, in the Upper Room, Jesus had said, “Ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice.” If we are limited to the events of earth, life does not make sense; but if man has eternity in his heart, then we can dare to believe that in the wider boundaries of immortal life the purpose of God will find fulfillment.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Jennifer Van Allen