His Father Saw Him And Was Filled With Compassion For Him

The heart of God the father is reflected in the parable of the prodigal son. Luke 15:20 says ‘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.’ That was an awesome act of grace and mercy after the son had thrown away all his inheritance in another country. In today’s world it would be like a son taking half the family fortune to Las Vegas, spending months gambling it away, then suddenly coming home to Dad.

How many of you Dad’s out there would follow the way of the father in this parable? You may think it’s impossible, but God has placed on the inside of you the power to forgive and to love; the compassion to embrace the son who does not deserve it. If you’re facing this challenge this weekend, ask Jesus to help you forgive and love that son.

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