The story of the prodigal son is intriguing because it mirror’s God the Father’s view of you. Like the father in the story, His eyes are always fixed on the crest of the hill, longing to see you coming over the horizon on your way home.
God isn’t the slightest bit preoccupied with whether or not you’re worthy to return to Him. He knows you’re not. Personal worth isn’t the issue at hand. The prodigal son worried about this, too. He was certain that his sinful lifestyle had disqualified him – had made him unworthy of being considered his father’s son.
But the father quickly brushed all that aside. ‘What’s this talk about worthiness? You’re back! That’s what matters!‘ Their relationship was restored instantly. [Read more…]