Saturday, April 16, 2016

He ran!

April 16

Daily Bible Reading: Luke 15:11 – 32

Verse of the Day: Luke 15:1 – 3 – “And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”

A well-known parable to many. The account of the Prodigal Son. We can become so familiar with the account that we miss the depth and beauty of the story.

The son chooses to go out his own way, and the father allows it (consider the account of Adam and Eve). Freedom to choose. And we as mankind generally choose our own way and not the way of the Father. Yet, we find in this account that the father was waiting daily for the son’s return. The parable shows us the compassion of the father in his running to meet the boy and kissed him. This shows us the compassion of the Heavenly Father who is waiting for our return. He will immediately accept the sinner who returns to the Father.

Prayer: Father, You are a good, good Father. You love us and accept us when we come back to You. Amen.

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