Re:Verse passage – Luke 15:11-24 (day five)
“I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;”
Everything had gone wrong for the prodigal son. Money gone. Famine came. Limited work and food. It got him thinking about what he truly missed and what he truly needed. He missed the meals, the standing he had in the community and at his house. But what he needed, was the love and care that came from his father. It’s significant (I think) that Jesus does not say the prodigal desired to go back to the village or to his home (to get back what he missed). Rather he had resolved to find and talk to his father. The prodigal’s greatest concern was a right relationship with his father (what he needed). You can hear it in the speech he prepared to give. How he hoped for a relationship with his father. And we know from this parable, that immediately the relationship was made right. And we know from the scriptures it can be for us too, with our Heavenly Father!!
Romans 10:13, 1 John 1:8-9