The Prodigal, Every Family Has One

There is a story in the Bible about the prodigal son, and how he went and squandered all of his money away, living wrecklessly. When he was out of money no one was there for him, no one gave him anything. He found a job slopping pigs, and he was so hungary that he almost ate the slop that the pigs were eating. When he came to himself he went home. His father did not turn him away because of what he had done, but he welcomed him with open arms back home. His brother was angry because of what his father did for his brother. He celebrated his son’s return home. He was lost, but then he was found, he was blind, but then he could see. He saw what he had left behind all of the while he was gone. He missed the comforts of home. He missed having good food to eat. He missed his father most of all.

We all have children at some point that wants to leave home to live their own lives, but not knowing how to make it in the world. They leave with what they have, sometimes they do not have any money for survival, they just live by their wits and what they may have learned just from watching a television show about survival. They do not know where their next meal is going to come from from one day to the next. They do what they have to do to survive. It may not always be good, but whatever the case may be, they do what they have to do.

After it is all said and done, they see that they have made a mistake leaving home before time. They build their nerves up to come back and ask if they can stay home again. It is a blessing when the answer is yes, and it is not good when the answer is No. They are right back where they started, and they remain lost and alone. When the answer is Yes, it is a good thing because they have the opportunity to start over fresh and get their lives back on track. They began to do better. Yes, it is hard starting over for some more than others, but they have someone that is there to help them, as to where some do not have a chance to start over, because there is no one that will take them in to help them get their lives back on track.

Just like the prodigal son, he had a chance to start over and make amends with his father and brother eventhough he did wrong. His father forgave him, and our Father in heaven forgives us when we make mistakes in our lives that He knows He is going to have to help us to get past. Don’t look at the story of the prodigal son lightly, because some children do not have parents that will take them back in after they have left home, but it is a blessing to those that does have parents who will take them back in after they have left and returned again. God will always take us back in. He always has His arms open wide for us to run into. He will never turn His back on us no matter how many times we run away, the thing is this: RUN TO GOD, NOT AWAY FROM HIM. HE IS WAITING FOR THE LOST TO RUN INTO HIS LOVING ARMS. HE WILL GIVE US REST FOR OUR SOULS.

Listen to this song by: Cory Asbury- Sparrows. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I chose these beautiful pictures because I see the quietness in them that makes me want to meditate.



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