Watching for a Prodigal's Return
Watching a loved one travel a destructive path is hard. In the story Jesus told about the son who set off for a distant land squandering his inheritance, we find a grieving father waiting for his return. We know he watches because Jesus paints the picture with these words (Luke 15:20, NIV), "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him."
Like that father, families in the Waiting Room scan the horizon to catch a glimpse of their loved one's return. Asking God to help them find their way home. While they hold on, God has a place for these families to gather, to pray for one another, offer words of hope and encouragement from his word, as he teaches them to rely on his strength for their journey.
Waiting Room Ministry hopes you don't wait alone. Join us.
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Labor of Love Event!
We can be confident that God not only hears our prayers but is faithfully moving on behalf of the needs lifted up to Him on Labor Day! May God richly bless those who sacrificed their time to pray for complete strangers. And, for those who submitted a prayer request for their loved one, may the LORD bless you and give you His Peace as you wait with expectation for His answer.
Quote on Waiting
“Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but they return with the richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.” ― William Gurnall