If you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him. 2 Chronicles 30:9
Walking away from something good is an easy thing to do. There are times when something looks better and so people choose to change directions and follow the new thing.
In the process of choosing the new direction, sometimes people make a mistake. Afterwards they realize that they chose the wrong direction and in the process hurt someone else. With people this can often be detrimental. When a person is hurt badly, they often write off the person and do not want the person back.
Fear keeps many people from returning. They feel if they return they will be rejected or punished harshly and not accepted.
As Hezekiah was leading the nation back to God, he chose to reinstate the Passover celebration. He told all the people to return to God, because He was gracious and compassionate. God would not reject them, but would accept them back, regardless of what they had done.
Many people have followed God at one point in their life. They then made some mistakes and fell into some sin. At that point they walk away from God, feeling as though they can no longer serve Him. They choose to not go back out of pride and fear of God.
They realize what they did was wrong and feel as though God cannot forgive them and will not accept them back. They do not want to be rejected, so they stay away.
However God is a loving and compassionate God. He is waiting for every person to turn to Him, even if it is again for the tenth time or more. He is willing to forgive and move on.
You may have made some mistakes in your life and walked away or drifted away from God. Drop the pride and return to God. He is waiting for your return with wide open arms of love and forgiveness.
There is nothing you can do or have done to stop God from loving you. He will always run to you when you run towards Him. Unlike the world, He will quickly forgive and restore you.
If you have walked away, quickly return today and be accepted.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will turn your heart to God; that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will experience His grace and compassion; and that you will live your life for God.