God bless to all of you, today’s blog post I will speaking on a word that God has put in my heart.The Holy Spirit directed me to read and read again the parable of the prodigal son. This parable is over preached, studied and spoken all the time and it’s reason has a lot to do with the message that brings forth; a message of mercy, love and forgiveness.
However, in today’s post the message won’t be about that; it’s a message about restoration and healing. Now when I mean restoration I’m not speaking about financial restoration nor restitution as his story starts that way but in the healing and the freedom that the prodigal son received.
The prodigal son’s parable has similarities as the lost sheep parable. Both the father and the Shepherd rejoiced in seeing his son and sheep found and brought back to them alive. While both parables lets us see the consequences of the going with our wants and the desires of the world, the prodigal son’s parable gives us a more in-depth look into what was going through his mind.
“Not many days later; the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living”
One thing I have noticed today , well in my generation is this. I remember in my younger days that my way of thinking was “once I hit 18th ; I’m out of here. I’m free to be who I’m supposed too; live life the way I want.” Once we hit the age of eighteen we try to devour life the same way that the prodigal son did to his inheritance and that has brought or will bring consequences to our lives. Why, you may ask ? Because we try to live life to the fullest without the principles that have been provided over the years by our parents; we try to find fulfillment in materialis or pleasurable things. I have been fault to that way of thinking; I burnt myself out trying to please the world, when there is no way of pleasing it.
God, in his mercy has provided for us parables or situations in the Bible where we are confronted with our way of thinking. The prodigal son found no solution in the world, instead he found bondage, emptiness and destruction. When will the time be where this new generation will be able to see that fulfillment does not come in the form of being famous nor being settled into a career nor is it going through life as if it were going to disappear but instead of searching for that fulfillment in God. I have seen the impossible become possible when we allow God to enter in our lives.
“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
The prodigal son found his fulfillment after being set free and restored in his father’s house. Being restored in the place that corresponded to him not someone else, found his freedom when he understood that he had failed his father just as many of us have failed God in many ways. God has been and will always be a faithful God; while his creation will always be unfaithful until he comes. And still he loves and restores us when we are not worthy of such mercy.