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I Have Come To Be YOUR Servant

This weekends Gospel is probably one of the better known parables from Jesus that most-to-all Christians know. Commonly called, "The Prodigal Son" It's just such a famous and meaningful story that we teach to children at such a young age, to teach forgiveness. I still have the bible in which, I first read this story. I had used it,  to teach kindergarten, opening a mountain full of memories...



 We are in fact the Son, and the Father is God.


Keep that in mind this post.


The parable starts off with the Son asking for his share of the property.  Basically saying, I can't take care of you, I want you dead, so I can have my share. Selfish selfish boy. Then he quickly goes on to spend all his money, and gives away his own of the land.  He spends it because he thinks he can do so much better, have a better life without his father. But in fact he ends up feeding pigs. Which, in the time of the people were forbidden to eat.

So, then we start to think... Why did the father just give it to him? Why didn't the Father say no??

Life is filled with all new learning experiences. Life isn't life without learning something. And The Father knew that exactly. The Father, let the son go without hesitation, because he knew the Son had to learn. He had to learn two things: 1 What life is like without the father and 2 what happens when we do things our own way.

The father clearly wanted him to learn that. He wanted best for his son, so he made him learn the hard way.  The Father KNEW the son would not last and would return. He would return to the arms of his fathers care.

The son, had to swallow up his own pride, and his own selfishness and humble himself to go back to his father. He had to suck it up, take a look at reality. He knew that his father and his family have plenty to eat, while he is probably stealing food from the pigs.

The Father, easily welcomed him home. He forgot everything the son had did, forgave and welcomed him home with big arms wide open. The Father, knew his son had learned, so he welcomed home his beloved son. He welcomed him home, with the fattened cow. Which then meant the whole tribe would come to party. He gave the Son a New Life.

Remember at the beginning of this post I said,"We are in fact the Son, and the Father is God." It's exactly that. From time to time, or at a time, we thought/think life could be better by our selves, doing what we want when we want. While God is thinking, " I give you 1 week before you turn back to me"

God lets us go, so that we may learn like the son. He let us go to learn what life is like without him and to learn what happens when we do things our own way. God does this to teach us, that we need him in our life. We need him to be complete. We Need Jesus in our life.

Once we give God a small opportunity to enter our lives again, then we will magnificent and glow in God GREAT Love. God will welcome us back with arms wide open. He will rejoice so much, that he will put the biggest feast on for us. God Is amazing. He will work wonderfully in our lives if we let him.

God, Is the Father, and We are the Son. God will teach us many things. WE have to be open and attentive to listen, and look with an open heart.

As Always You are welcomed to leave a comment!

Have a blessed Sunday!























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  1. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, but God is always there to take us back with loving arms.

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  2. I remember a pastor once explaining about the early asking for the inheritance. That was meant to be his after his father had died. Asking for it early was basically saying, "You are dead to me. I would rather have the money." That would be hard to overcome.

    Dropping by from A to Z Challenge. This is my first year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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