“For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” Can you imagine the look of love that must have been on the father’s face as he said that!?! The father in the parable is the picture of the Heavenly Father. Just as the father in the parable exemplified authentic, self-sacrificing love towards his son, our Heavenly Father extends authentic, self-sacrificing LOVE to us.
God wants us in His family. . .in His presence. . .with Him forever. . .to lavish us with honor, royalty, and blessings. . .to give us sufficiency in being His child. He does not want to just clothe us in outer beauty, but in the righteousness of Jesus Christ Himself. He wants to transform us from the inside out. He will not feed us with a fattened calf, but will feed us on His word. He is not interested in just the celebration of a banquet, but in joyful living.
Our heavenly Father’s compassion is offered to change our eternal destiny, and make a marked difference in the quality of life today. If there is still something missing from your life, run to the Father, spend time with Him in His Word, and allow Him to transform you into all that He has created you to be!