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Old 10-10-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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After knowing in my heart that my 20 yr old son was doing meth and would be dead in 8 years according to statistics (10yr life span for meth users) and crying every day for him and screaming to God to please save him and him blocking me in every way (phone/fb/etc) and me being in Hawaii and him in who-knows-where (I heard Mexico) I find out NO he's not on meth and he's trying to keep a job - working through temp service - he has a roof over his head and is safe.
Praise God. I really don't care what he's done in the past. I thought he was dead and he's safe and alive and wants to come see me. And he's remorseful. Wow. That story really hit home now. I totally understand the Prodigal Son story!
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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After knowing in my heart that my 20 yr old son was doing meth and would be dead in 8 years according to statistics (10yr life span for meth users) and crying every day for him and screaming to God to please save him and him blocking me in every way (phone/fb/etc) and me being in Hawaii and him in who-knows-where (I heard Mexico) I find out NO he's not on meth and he's trying to keep a job - working through temp service - he has a roof over his head and is safe. Praise God. I really don't care what he's done in the past. I thought he was dead and he's safe and alive and wants to come see me. And he's remorseful. Wow. That story really hit home now. I totally understand the Prodigal Son story!
You should also understand the position of the Father.

"There is no love without forgiveness, and no forgiveness without love; for what power has love, but forgiveness."
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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After knowing in my heart that my 20 yr old son was doing meth and would be dead in 8 years according to statistics (10yr life span for meth users) and crying every day for him and screaming to God to please save him and him blocking me in every way (phone/fb/etc) and me being in Hawaii and him in who-knows-where (I heard Mexico) I find out NO he's not on meth and he's trying to keep a job - working through temp service - he has a roof over his head and is safe.
Praise God. I really don't care what he's done in the past. I thought he was dead and he's safe and alive and wants to come see me. And he's remorseful. Wow. That story really hit home now. I totally understand the Prodigal Son story!
Thanks for sharing. I can't imagine the heartache and pain I would go through if my son were to go down that same road. That's how we parents are. We just love our kids no matter what. How many years were you out of contact?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:56 AM
 
Location: New England
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After knowing in my heart that my 20 yr old son was doing meth and would be dead in 8 years according to statistics (10yr life span for meth users) and crying every day for him and screaming to God to please save him and him blocking me in every way (phone/fb/etc) and me being in Hawaii and him in who-knows-where (I heard Mexico) I find out NO he's not on meth and he's trying to keep a job - working through temp service - he has a roof over his head and is safe.
Praise God. I really don't care what he's done in the past. I thought he was dead and he's safe and alive and wants to come see me. And he's remorseful. Wow. That story really hit home now. I totally understand the Prodigal Son story!
Great News
You are so right, it never matters what they have done, what matters is my son who was lost is found.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Clanton, AL
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After knowing in my heart that my 20 yr old son was doing meth and would be dead in 8 years according to statistics (10yr life span for meth users) and crying every day for him and screaming to God to please save him and him blocking me in every way (phone/fb/etc) and me being in Hawaii and him in who-knows-where (I heard Mexico) I find out NO he's not on meth and he's trying to keep a job - working through temp service - he has a roof over his head and is safe.
Praise God. I really don't care what he's done in the past. I thought he was dead and he's safe and alive and wants to come see me. And he's remorseful. Wow. That story really hit home now. I totally understand the Prodigal Son story!
That is blessed news for sure!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hopefully you can make up for the years. It is good news for sure.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Thank you for replying and for encouragement. It's been a few years now since I saw him. I was in Kuwait, he turned 18 while I was gone and decided he was moving out - forget taking care of the house (and cat, who craftily survived unscathed)

Yes, though I'm the mom, I totally understand how God must feel when we return to Him.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: UPSTATE SC
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I had a prodigal son also. Long story, but as a mother it was the worst 18 months of my life.

I prayed and prayed. God knows the prayers of a mother's heart. His sister also prayed for her brother.

We welcomed him home, he was torn and broken from what he experienced, but we opened our arms and loved him even more than we thought possible.

So I rejoice with you!!!! God sends prodigals home, thanks you Lord!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: kS.
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Our children can become prodigal's in more ways than just leaving home. Many leave the church or leave the faith altogether. What of those who confess atheism or join a cult or a false religion?

I'm so very happy for you with your happy ending! This puts you in a unique position to intercede on behalf of other families going through the same prodigal heart-break. Lift them up in prayer. When you do it will be a blessing to them AND you will feel the love of God in your life.
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