Wherever you’ve been, it’s time to come home to God.
Come home. There’s nothing else. Come home. It’s everything you’ve ever really wanted. Come home. It’s all of your longing. Come home. It’s fire-in-your-soul fantastic. Come home. Every day and in every hour. Come home. For courage and action. Come home. For change and impact. Come home. For comfort and healing. Come home. Be held. Come home. Find grace and love unending and unheard of. Come home. Come home. Come home. Bring everyone you can with you.
Main Text: Luke 15:11-24
We’re in a mini-series on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (which would perhaps be better titled as the Parable of the Compassionate Father). This week we’re looking at one of the three main characters in the story: the younger son.
The younger son thought his problem was wasting money—in reality, his problem was alienation from his father.
He planned to come home to fix his money problem. Instead, his father’s sacrificial love restored their relationship. Instead of just money, the son got relationship and joy and restoration.
All of us start life alienated from God, but He’s calling us home. In His house we can find rest, joy, blessing, and even restoration for our souls.
Jesus told this story to defend and explain the great compassion He has for the sinners and also the Pharisees.
Jesus’ invitation is for each of us to experience His compassion—but He also invites us to imitate it. What if we did?