On Tuesday, I shared these words with the Study Group, “I think most of you know that I ran away from home when I was 14.” From their shocked faces, I realized I hadn’t told them! And for the rest of you who are as shocked as they were, I’ll give you a minute or two to refocus. 😉
Despite the fact that I must have preached on this text at least 6 times over the course of my ministry, I had never asked my siblings about how my leaving had affected them. I had some idea of how it affected my parents, but I didn’t stop to think of others for whom my leaving also affected. And while I was welcomed home at a later date, this reflection isn’t about me. It’s primarily about the nature of God.
This story that you are about to hear, is one of…
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