03-17-2019 Sermon - The Open Arm Father

Body posture, especially with the use of the hands and arms communicates powerfully. Balled up fists in front of one's face indicates aggression. Holding up your arms directly in front of you with palms upright as though you were pushing something away from you indicates rejection. But arms held outward to the side and slightly elevated, with palms in an open position indicate the desire to embrace and to shelter. In our Gospel Lesson today we learn definitively of the posture our heavenly Father has toward us and why this is such good news...