Saturday, September 15, 2012

Prodigal

Luke 15:11-32 tells the story of the prodigal son. The son who left his family to live how he wanted to. The son who fell on hard times. The son who meekly and humbly returns home. The father who waited and watched. The celebration  of the son's return.

This is a song-poem I wrote based on this story. It's written through the eyes of the father.


Prodigal

Refrain:
Come home, come home
I Am waiting here for you.
My eyes are on the road.
Dear child, I want you here with Me.


You're a long way off,
So far from home,
In a strange and distant land.
Living life your way.
Seeking to find yourself.
Living the fast-paced empty life.
*refrain

You wanted your freedom
You wanted your money
You wanted to experience life
So you took off from Me
To follow the world
How I wanted to keep you here
*refrain

Day after day I watched for you
Hoping for your return
Knowing your struggles and
Your battle with pride
Spotting you in the distance
And running to you
*new refrain

New refrain:
You're home, You're home
I've been waiting for you
I see you on the road
Dear child, I'm glad you're here with Me.

If you have wandered away from our Heavenly Father, come home, He is waiting for you.

4 comments:

  1. That is really touching. Thanks for sharing. Mom

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  2. This is amazing, thanks!

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    1. Thank you. :-) Maybe you (dear hubby) can help me set it to guitar music!

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