Face Your Reflection

Individually we have each been called by God to do His will and to bring about change in this world by sharing the love of Christwith others. But as we all know, the path we are on is not a straight one. Many times we fall short of God’s call and we wander off on the wrong path. As we wander further from God’s chosen path for us, we often begin to experience a sense of being lost. When we are not in a close daily relationship with Christ sometimes even just the daily struggles of our human existence can seem overwhelming. During these times we can experience feelings of lonesomeness, darkness, weariness, a sense of being scared or broken or a feeling of being all alone in a storm.

It is during these times that we most need to turn back to God in prayer. Just as the Prodigal Son came to his senses and realized his sinfulness, we need to look at ourselves in a mirror. We need to reflect on where we are on this path of life. If we have strayed, we need only to listen quietly to that gentle voice of Jesus calling us home to Him. We then, by repenting and turning home to Christ, realize like in the beautiful poem Footprints that we need Jesus to carry us through the tough times on our journey.

Imagine in your minds eye the loving embrace of the Father when the Prodigal Son returned home. That same loving embrace is waiting for all of us. During this Lenten season, lets all go running home into the open arms of our loving and forgiving Father.

Throughout Lent I have been listening to a song written by Jan Garrett and performed by John Denver. The beautiful melody and incredible lyrics help me to actually feel God calling me home into His embrace. Please now click hereand listen to this song as you follow along with the lyrics below. Please, I implore you to not just read these lyrics, but also listento the song. It has been said that singing is praying twice. Please listen, reflect and read along.

Tenderly Calling

Home, come on home

Ye who are weary come home

Softly and tenderly calling

Home, come on home

Sometimes when I’m feeling lonesome

And no one on earth seems to care

I’m all by myself in the darkness

With no one and nothing to share

Just when it feels like its hopeless

And I’ll never make it alone

I hear the voices of angels

Tenderly calling me home

Home, come on home

Ye who are weary come home

Softly and tenderly calling

Home, come on home

I try to keep it together

I never let on that I’m scared

Still sometimes I fall to pieces

Scattered and lost everywhere

Just when it feels like theres no one

To mend all my broken down dreams

I hear a voice deep inside me

Tenderly calling to me

Home, come on home

Ye who are weary come home

Softly and tenderly calling

Home, come on home

So don’t be afraid of the darkness

And don’t run away from the storm

Stand up and face your reflection

The feelings you try to ignore

After the tempest is over

You’ve let yourself come on through

You’ll hear a voice in the silence

Tenderly calling to you

Home, come on home

Ye who are weary come home

Softly and tenderly calling

Home, come on home

It is now less than two weeks until Easter. Today, lets take time to look in a mirror, then lets reflect, repent and come home so that we will be in His embrace on Easter Sunday.

Lord I am a sinner. I come before You to tell You I am sorry for my sins. Thank You for giving Your life for me, that I might be forgiven and come home to You. Please come and be the Lord of my life; I want to live in Your kingdom with the freedom of a child of God.

Brian Pusateri

Brian Pusateri

Brian is a Christian author and speaker. Brian, a lifelong Catholic, felt his life was forever changed when God spoke to his heart while attending an eight day silent Christian retreat in November of 2011. Soon after that retreat Brian founded 4th Day Letters and Broken Door Ministries. With the God inspired message of mercy and unconditional love that was placed on his heart during that retreat, Brian has been impacting others all over the country and around the world with his weekly letters, his talks, and his all day Christian retreats. Brian’s life was again impacted in a very dramatic way when his eyesight suddenly became permanently impaired due to a diagnosis of Multiple Scleroses (MS) in June of 2014. This health challenge has only served to draw Brian closer to God and bolster the importance of this timely yet ageless message.
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