I recently heard the word ‘runaway’ on a TV programme which I wasn’t particularly watching, it was just a noise in the corner. I’ve found since then that since then I’ve thought about ‘runaways’ on a number of occasions since then, but wasn’t entirely sure why.
So I decided to think about this in more detail and find out why this word was nagging at me. First I though I’d think about ‘runaway’ situations:
- Children or teenagers running away from home.
- Running away from a dangerous of hazardous situation.
- Not running away in the physical sense, but in an emotional sense when you try to distance yourself from emotional or stressful events or situations.
- Again, not running away in the physical sense, but in an emotional sense when you try to distance yourself from a work situation you don’t want to get involved in.
- Believing God exists and knowing you should trust Him, but failing to full give Him your all, means you’re running away from Him and His abundant love.
Running away can sometimes be the only option in some circumstances, for example when you’re in danger. However when it comes to running away from God, is there really a good reason to run? God has only ever offered each of us his love, forgiveness of our sins and everlasting life – All he wants in turn is our all. When we give him our all we can find that perfect peace we’ve been seeking for so long.