Excessive, Extravagant, Reckless
In Luke 15:11-32, Jesus told the parable of the father who had two sons. The younger of the two grew tired and wanted his inheritance immediately, he had run off to a distant country seemingly pleased with himself of all the riches he had gathered through his father. But months after everything had gone to waste, he started to see how even the pigs of the earth have more to eat than him. In verses 18-19 it says, “I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.” The man no longer saw himself as the son who had been given his father’s inheritance, but rather a foreigner unfit to be called a son. How many times in our christian faith do we turn away from God and his promises, for the pleasures of this world? The moment we see that this world does not satisfy what our soul craves, do we turn back and repent of our sins. But most of the time, we don’t feel good enough. We feel that God is unhappy with us, and if we go back to him he wouldn’t love us the same. But how good of a father do we have, that in Psalms 136 every other stanza is written with “God’s love never fails”. How blessed are we Brothers and sisters that our God the creator of all things in his majesty; the one object that he longed for more than anything was you! He put his kingdom in heaven to a halt, so we could be reconnected to him through Christ Jesus. Loved ones, if you are the younger son in the parable do not be afraid to approach Gods throne room. As we read more of this passage, it tells us of how much the father had missed him. The father would wait every day hoping that his son would return. Once the son returned, there was a banquet fit for a king in his honor. All the sins and mistakes he had made while he was away from his father had been washed away, and he was forgiven. You are not too far off that the father’s love could not touch you.
~ Ralax Parmar
Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
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