“The Prodigal Son” aka “The Lost Son” aka “King’s Kid” (Luke 15:11-32)
“There’s no place like home”!! I love the parable about the “Prodigal Son” for more than one reason I’m sure we all can relate to this parable in one point of our lives. The youngest son became greedy and wanted his inheritance right then and there. He felt like he knew more than his father. Have you ever been like the prodigal son when it came to your relationship with God? I know I have. Ever had a time when the plan you had for your life does not go right because it is not in line with what God has planned? Or you did not want to surrender to His way? Or something you desire that is apart of His will for you but it is not coming as fast as you think it should? This is basically us saying that we do not trust God’s plan or timing when His way is better than ours. When the prodigal son took his inheritance he wasted and squandered everything he had because he was not really ready for it. He ended up living and eating with the pigs. While in the filth with the pigs he then remember who his father was and who child he was. Just like us we have to realize whose we are and who we belong to which is the Most High, the true and living God, a mighty King! We are King’s Kids!! Even though the prodigal son tried to come back as a servant of his father because of the mistakes he made his father welcomed him back with open arms. His father gave him the best because he was glad his son was back home. That is how God feel about us when we come back to Him after sinning or trying to do it our own way. He forgives us and welcomes us back with open arms because He loves us that much even when we or others think we do not deserve it. Kind of like the oldest son when his brother returned he became jealous and upset that his father was doing all this for his brother who he felt wasted his inheritance while he stayed and done right by his dad the whole time. Do not let others or yourself make you feel like you are not deserving of God’s grace, mercy, and love because honestly we all are not worthy but He gives it to us freely anyway. We are all created equally in His image and Jesus died for all of us to be saved by His blood. It’s never too late to come home!!
No matter what age you are you’re never to old to be a King’s Kid.