It is fascinating how that God loves the estranged, the banished, the marginalized and the poor. His heart is after the one who is not after His. So many times we hear a story of how God directly intervened in a life that was desperate and without hope. Personally, I love those stories because they build faith for the many persons we know who are in need of that personal encounter.
There is this fantastic scripture found in II Samuel 14:14 that says, “But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.” Don’t you just love that? Can’t you see your Father in heaven “devising ways?” Perhaps you’re a part of one of those “ways” in someone’s life today. God just might be speaking to you or opening an encounter for you so that an estranged one is touched by Him. This past weekend we met a couple who are praying for an estranged loved one to make his way back to the Savior. Maybe you’re the one to encounter him?