The 63rd day – The Prodigal Son
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. — Luke 15:20
Today’s verse is from the parable of the lost son. For me, this is most compelling and powerful parable that Jesus has ever told because it is the best explanation of God’s amazing Grace and unconditional love. The story reveals the worst possible sinner receives the most undeserving grace, it is a tale about rebellion, repentance and grace.
Jesus use this story to tell his critics and us that what God is really like: He is a God of compassion, God of forgiveness and Grace, God of loving kindness, God of rejoice and love … He is the most amazing Father, the God of embrace not exclusion.
For God, “ there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)
Dr John MacArthur wrote a book about this, it is called: The tale of two sons. Below is a short movie clip about the story.
This is the picture of God the father receives his lost son. God loves you!