prodigal God

we think of ‘prodigal’ as being ‘wayward.’

in truth, it means ‘wastefully extravagant.’

so reveals worship leader Brian Doerksen in his new musical, prodigal God…

what other truths are we missing out on?

i am reading brennan manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel and sensing a theme … God is sewing a theme with light gold thread… a theme of wastefully extravagant grace.

i find myself cowering on the threshold of everything i’ve ever known: it’s so easy to reign down angry. to belittle and begrudge. so hard to believe i am loved.

yet i am. as are you. not for who i am. not for who you are, but in spite of the thorns on our stems and the prickles on our souls… we are loved.

in a wastefully extravagant way.



  1. Teneale said,

    September 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    What a wonderful God!

  2. September 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    So hard to believe we are loved.
    So true, Emily….

    But how you are.
    By Father and this daughter….

    All my love, really and truly…

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