Richard and Lindsay RobertsFirst of two parts

Luke 15:11–32 tells us the story of the young man who went to his father and said, “Give me my inheritance.” Then he gathered all his belongings together and journeyed into a far country where he wasted his money on riotous living, until finally he had no money. To survive, he found a job feeding pigs, and as he worked, he became so hungry he wished he could eat the corn as well as the husks that he was feeding the pigs.

Finally he came to himself and said, “I have made a bad connection, and I will reconnect myself with my heavenly Father.” He said, “I’ll go home. I’ll go home to my earthly father, and I will say, ‘Father, I have sinned. I am unworthy to be called your son. Make me as a hired servant.’”

Notice he left home saying, “Give me,” but returned home saying, “Make me. Make me as a hired servant.”

The father saw his son coming and ran to meet him. He put a robe around him, shoes on his feet, the family ring on his finger, and said, “Kill the fatted calf, for my son, who was dead, is now alive! My son has been reconnected.”

This is a picture of how our heavenly Father wants to reconnect with us. Every time a sinner is born again, every time someone who does not know the Lord Jesus comes to Christ, the Bible says there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels.

There is only one God ― the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob. There is only one true God!

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