It is amazing, is it not?
Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.”
Verse 20 “So he got up and went to his father. “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.” Luke 15:11-13…20-22.
God’s grace and love is amazing, is it not? It is astounding to me the levels of despair, depravity and darkness a person can go to. God loves me and you so much that He freely gives us our own will and ability to make choices. He loves us so much that he lets us run to the end of our own devices so that we can see for ourselves what life is like without Him. How fortunate you are to know His grace and how sad it is for those who have not experienced that same grace.
“So he got up and went to his father” Verse 20. And yet when a person comes to their senses our heavenly Father welcomes him or her back. We read here in Luke Jesus is explaining to the people the level of the depth of God’s love to us sinners who are saved by His grace and redeemed by the cross. Folks keep on keeping on and don’t look back for God has His hand on you and He will never leave you or forsake you, Hebrews 13:5.