WHY?

So I’m beginning my first post to this new blog and the thing that hits me is:  WHY?

1. Why this name? PONDERINGS OF A PRODIGAL  PILGRIM

2. Why am I even bothering to write this?

3. Why should anyone care or read what’s written here?

First, regarding the name.

  • A PILGRIM is a traveler; often a stranger or alien in his travels and on the way from one place to another.  I have discovered that’s what this life is about.  Most people think this world is home and live that way.  But in reality this is only a temporary place where I don’t even really belong.  A place I am traveling through and in which I am being prepared for my final destination, my eternal citizenship and dwelling which will be with God forever.
  • Another thing I have come to realize is that I am a PRODIGAL.  A prodigal wastes the wealth and resources that have been placed in his hands.  He squanders them on worthless  living and ends up eating and living with the pigs instead of dining and enjoying the good things that his father would grant him.  I have done that,  more than once.  And when I have not been living with the pigs and have returned to my father and have had plenty of  luscious green grass to nourish me, I have still had times of stretching my neck through the fence and grasping at some pig food.  I don’t know if you can see it in yourself,  but we are all prodigals in various ways and times.
  • So during my numerous years of being a prodigal pilgrim my Heavenly Father has opened my mind to think on things and come to realizations as He has revealed himself and His ways and what it means to follow Jesus and what it means to fail to follow Jesus.  So: PONDERINGS, which technically is careful and deep thought (which I would not lay claim to), but somehow it fits.  And thinking about all these things is what it takes for my relationship with  the Lord to be real and then lead to action and his way of  life.

Well I see that I am running out of time and I don’t want to write more than someone can read comfortably at one time, so I will stop for now and continue on to answer questions two and three in my next post.

May God bless you richly,

Pilgrim 41144

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