A father never gives up/Un padre nunca se rinde

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz
Pastors of Templo Emanuel

There was a rich man who had many possessions, a large estate, many cattle, several employees and only one child, his only heir: an ungrateful son who just wanted to party and mismanage his money.

His father always warned him that his friends would only be by his side while he had something to offer them, then they would abandon him.

One day the father, now advanced in his old age told his employees to build inside of his barn a gallows and beside it to place a plate that reads, “So you never despise the words of your Father.”

Later on the father called his son and took him inside the barn and said,” This gallows is for you! I want you to promise me that if what I warned you about happens I want you to hang yourself on the gallows.”

The young man laughed and thought it was absurd, but to quiet his father he made the promise.

Time passed and the father passed away, and the son wasted everything with his friends. The son lost everything even his dignity. Desperate and heartbroken, he began to reflect about his life and realized that he had been an irresponsible fool.

He began to remember the words of his father and he began to say, “Ah my father if only I listened to your advice….but now it is too late, I never obeyed you. At least this time I will do your will, I will keep my promise.”

He set out for the old barn, slowly climbing the steps to the gallows he placed a rope around his neck and he thought, “If I only had one more chance.”

But all was lost! He went to the top and jumped off. For a moment he felt the rope tighten around his throat…it was the end!

The arm of the gallows where the young man was hanging broke under the weight of his body. The young man fell to the floor as did many bright jewels, emeralds, pearls, rubies, and brilliant diamonds. The bright jewels were hidden within the hollow of the gallows along with a note which read: “THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNUTY! With love your father.”

God is just like us. When we repent, we can go to Him, and He will always give us a new opportunity to start a new life. Never forget, GOD LOVES YOU!

Luke 15:11-32 shows us the story of the prodigal son who after showing genuine repentance not only got the forgiveness of his father but a complete restoration of his relationship. If this is your case do not lament anymore, it is better to come to Jesus. He is waiting with open arms.

Your Pastors Adrian and Ana Ruiz wait for you at Iglesia El Camino 217 N. Main St. Aberdeen, ID.  Translate by Ruth Ramirez.

Había un hombre rico que poseía muchos bienes, una gran hacienda, mucho ganado , varios empleados y un único hijo, su heredero. Al hijo ingrato solo le gustaba hacer fiestas y malgastar los bienes.Su Padre siempre le advertía que sus amigos solo estarían a su lado mientras él tuviese algo que ofrecerles; después le abandonarían.

Un día el viejo padre, ya avanzado en edad, dijo a sus empleados quele construyeran dentro del pequeño establo una horca, y junto a ella una placa que dijera ” Para que nunca desprecies las palabras de tu padre.”

Mas tarde, llamó a su hijo y lo llevó al establo y le dijo:¡Esta horca es para ti! Quiero que me prometas que, si sucede lo yo te dije te ahorcaras en ella. El joven se rió pensó que era un absurdo, pero para que se callara su padre lo prometió.

El tiempo pasó, el padre murió, y su hijo gastó todo con sus amigos y lo perdió todo aun su propia dignidad. Desesperado y afligido, comenzó a reflexionar sobre la vida y comprendió que había sido un tonto irresponsable. Y se acordó de las palabras de su padre y comenzó a decir: Ah Padre mío…Si hubiese escuchado tus consejos… Pero ahora es demasiado tarde. Nunca te obedecí…Pero, al menos esta vez haré tu voluntad. Voy a cumplir mi promesa.

Entonces se encamino al viejo establo, subió lentamente los escalones de la horca, se colocó la cuerda en el cuello, y pensó: “Si solo tuviera una oportunidad más”. Pero todo estaba perdido! Entonces se tiró desde lo alto y por un instante sintió que la cuerda apretaba su garganta…Era el fin!

Pero el brazo de la horca era hueco y se quebró con el peso de su cuerpo! El joven cayo al piso y sobre él cayeron joyas, esmeraldas, perlas, rubíes y brillantes, muchos brillantes que estaban escondidos dentro del hueco de la horca y una nota que decía: ESTA ES TU NUEVA OPORTUNIDAD!!! Con amor tu Padre.

Dios es exactamente así con nosotros. Cuando nos arrepentimos, podemos ir a El. Y siempre nos dará una nueva oportunidad de comenzar una nueva vida. Nunca lo olvides: ¡Dios te Ama!

Lucas 15:11-32 Nos muestra la historia del hijo prodigo quien después de mostrar un arrepentimiento genuino no solo obtiene el perdón de su padre sino una completa restauración. Si este es tu caso no te lamentes más mejor ven a Jesús, El te espera con los brazos abiertos.

Tus Pastores Adrián y Ana Ruiz te esperan en Iglesia el camino 217 N. Main St. Aberdeen, ID.

Traducida por Ruth Ramirez.

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