I spoke on Sunday on how in the story of the two lost sons (or the prodigal son) in Luke 15, we have a picture of the story of the whole of the Bible. At the heart of that story is the reality of our human condition, that that because of sin and the separation it has caused us from God we are all in a sense away from home, away from the relationship with our heavenly Father which we were all created for. That leaves every one of us with an inner sense that there must be more to life than just this world, a longing to find meaning and purpose in our lives, and an unquenchable desire for intimacy and unconditional love.
I recently saw a short film by our friend Erwin McManus which explores this craving for more, through a series of interviews with people living in Calgary in Canada. It's not only beautifully filmed but also thought provoking in the questions it raises. It's only 30 minutes long so can I suggest choosing a time when you've got a spare half an hour and sit down and enjoy it. You can find it on YouTube here.
I'd love to hear your comments on it. I know the theme of earth not being our home resonated with a number of people who spoke to me after the meetings on Sunday - we may well spend some time thinking about it more in a sermon series soon.