Hope you are all good. I have been praying for all those who have had mocks, that God would give you peace in this revision season!
I want to write about the Father’s heart today, as seen through the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15. The father experiences the ultimate dishonour and betrayal in the son asking for his inheritance early, in essence wishing him dead. Yet he expresses the ultimate adoration and respect towards his son when he returns, giving him “the best robe”, “a ring on his finger” and “sandals on his feet” (v22).
This is the heart of God for us, He is forgiving and merciful. Just like the father in the parable, He is ready to run to us and embrace us as His child. In the culture at the time, it would have been shameful for a man of the father’s social status and pedigree to be seen running, but he didn't care, he was motivated by love for his child.
God wants to lavish us with good things, like the Father does in the parable. What do you think the robe, ring and sandals might be in your life? What is God saying to you about His Father’s heart?
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