The return of the prodigal son is a very important parable. Jesus told it in Luke 15: 1 – 32, to show the Pharisees and the scribes that he hasn’t come for the healthy and well but for the sick and the lost.
He buttressed the father’s love and mercy which reaches out to all that have sinned. He shows us that no sin is too great for him to forgive. All repentant sinners are called into God’s loving arms, widespread to receive them.
Luke 15:17- 19 says
But when he came to himself he said ‘ how many of my fathers’ hired servants have bread enough and to spare and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. And I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants”
Are you in this kind of situation? Don’t try to cover it. Do not run away and wallow in misery. If you have sinned, as a believer, there is a fountain ready to wash you again. Jesus said, come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
His rest is assured for all who will come. Take a step forward. Join us to sing Luke 15:18 as you return from where you have fallen into his loving arms. He is the one who invites you. Come boldly without fear into this throne of Grace.
Sing along with this hymn “Yes I shall arise and return to my father”
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