There’s always a point in our lives where we feel numb or bored and we just try to get by. Everything that we do seems irrelevant and there’s nothing we are passionate about anymore. That’s why we try to fill the void with temporary things, to awaken our emotions and let loose.
The parable of the prodigal son has always been a great parable that teaches us a lot of lessons. All of us can relate to it. The son is already blessed, yet he longed for something more. He lost his sense of purpose and looked for something that could awaken his emotions and fill the empty void he had been experiencing. He runs away, believing that something out in the world can satisfy him.
The truth is, we are like the prodigal son. We stray away from the presence of God when we grow weary in our faith and when we’re being pulled by the world to embrace its destructive ways. We lose sight of the Father because we’ve been full of our own selfish desires. We lose sight of what’s eternal and settle for temporary things. We lose sight of who we really are and what our calling is.
Thankfully, God is a sovereign God and He redeems us! His pursuit is greater than our ability to wander. He pursues us relentlessly and endlessly, forgiving us as if nothing ever happened. He embraces us as if we’re not flawed and untidy, and sees our worth when we deem worthless.
If you’re feeling like you’ve gone too far from God and you’re feeling that you’re 10,000 steps away from home, just take one step back and God will do the 9,999 more to run to you.
Maybe there’s a loved one that ran away from your home and you feel like there’s no way they’re coming back, just hold on and wait like the Father did. He is always able to restore what is lost.
Watch the skit below for a glimpse into what a modern day prodigal son looks like.