Leave A Light On

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British singer and songwriter Tom Walker released a song last year titled Leave A Light On.

The lyrics tell a heart-wrenching story of one of Tom's friends who is a drug-addict and is losing his life to the addiction.

Tom claims that he does not want to lose another friend to drugs and that no matter how dark his friend's life gets, Tom will always leave a light on to remind his friend that he is always welcome back home.

If you look into the distance, there's a house up on the hill
Guidin' like a lighthouse
To a place where you'll be safe to feel our grace
'Cause we've all made mistakes
If you've lost your way…

I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on

There is such powerful imagery in this song.

We all make mistakes. We all lose our way.

But no matter how far we stray or how bad our life gets, God will always leave the light on for us.

God will always be welcoming us back home with a loving embrace, ready to help us get our lives back on track.

No matter how lost we feel, nowhere is too far gone that God's love and grace does not reach us and redeem us.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; 
he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate."
Luke 15:20-24 (NIV)

Here is a link to the song on YouTube: Leave a Light On

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