“ . . . He devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him”(2 Samuel 14:14)
Have you ever quarrelled with a friend, a cousin, a colleague, your son or daughter or even your spouse? You were pretty hot under the collar at the time, and words were spoken that cut deep. Feelings were so bruised that estrangement has taken hold. You miss the intimacy, the mateship, the camaraderie. Friendship has gone cold, and love’s absence is nigh intolerable.
Why do people live out their years in such misery? Thank God that HE is not so foolish. He finds a way to heal the breach. He is not content to repay stubborn pride and pig-headed blame-games in kind. He devises ways; at great cost to himself. He is not content till the prodigal returns.