“Seeking the Lost…”

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 ” Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalms 103 : 13

“A certain man had two sons; and the younger
of them said to his father,
“Father, give me the share  of the estate that falls to me.”
And he divided his wealth between them.”  v 11-12

This well known parable goes on to tell what happened to this son-
He went to a far country – He wasted his share of the money-
Until he found himself in a miserable place looking after ‘pigs’
{Hardly a job for a Jewish lad}.
He had nothing to eat but the pods that the pigs ate.

When he came to his senses – he thought of his father’s home.
He thought perhaps if he returned home
he could work as a hired servant for his father-
At least he would get better food than this!
So he decided to return home.

 “While he was a long way off, his father saw him,
and ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed him…”
v 20-23

This passage brings out touching details of a father’s love.
Notice the son returns as he was.- wearing filthy clothes.
Worn out shoes on his feet, and the smell of the pigpen
he left behind.  The father runs to meet his lost son;
throws his arms around his neck and kisses him
and welcomes him back home.

What a wonderful parable –
It represents our Father’s love, for His children.
This grand reunion was totally unexpected by
the wayward son,
who did not understand his fathers character.
The son operated on the principle of salvation
by works and not faith in his father’s love.

This is how “our Heavenly Father” is.
The welcome home feast with the new robe
is a gift to to all sinners. The glorious truth is-
that salvation is ours as a love gift from God.

HAPPY SABBATH-
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