There’s always a point in our life where we feel numb or bored and we just try to get by, trying to survive each day. 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 things, and all of us can relate to it. The son, already blessed as he is, longs for something more. He lost his sense of purpose and looked for something that can awaken his emotions and fill the empty void he had been experiencing. Then he runs away to the world, believing that something out there 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 ourselves. We lose sight of what’s eternal and settle for temporary things. We lose sight of who we really are.
Thankfully, God is a sovereign God. His pursuit is greater than our ability to wander. He pursues us relentlessly and endlessly, forgiving us as if nothing happened. He embraces us as if we’re not flawed and untidy, and sees our worth when we deem ourselves worthless.
If you’re feeling like you’ve gone too far from God and you’re feeling that you’re 100,000 steps away from home, just take one step back and God will do the 99,999 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 and have a glimpse of what a modern day prodigal son looks like.
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