The king loved the English schoolteacher so much that he let her go. He could have ordered her to stay. But, he didn't.
Our LORD does the same thing. He loves us so much that He never orders us to stay with Him. He lets those who want to go, go.
He is married to the backslider.
MARRIED to the backslider!
Return, O backsliding children,” says the LORD; “for I am married to you." ~Jeremiah 3:14
He is longsuffering and patient. He just waits for His loves to return unto Him.
I hope you never experience a loved one backslide. It can be a living hell, for they truly become someone they never were before.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. ~II Peter 2:21I've lived through it twice. My husband backslid many years ago. It was a long haul praying him back into the Kingdom. And my oldest son has left his first Love. Like father like son?
Oh, how I stand on the Promises of our God! How I do believe that my son will once again cry out to our God - His God and King - The King he turned his back on and The One Who stays married to him no matter what.
Whenever I need a loving embrace, I close my eyes and picture my King and I dancing. My Lord Jesus draws me to His bosom.
I picture it for my son as well.
And I will keep that vision ever before me. For I know he will return to dance with His King.
So, if you are waiting as I am for a loved-one's return, why not Dance Unto Your King in gratitude
and as a sign of faith,