He’s Simply Glad You’re Home (The Prodigal’s Son)

I saw this pointed out once, and I thought it was helpful. It’s the story of the prodigal.

Luke 15:17″But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘ 20 “So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate  24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

If you read the son’s prepared speech in v18-19, you realize his father cut him off before the son explained all that he would do (see abrupt “but” in v22). The Father didn’t care about what his son could do. He was just glad he was home. My dear brother, the same goes for you. Apart from everything you might be able to do for Him, He’s simply glad you’re home.

His love, not mine, the resting place.

Mason is one of the pastors at Lake Road Chapel in Kirksville, Missouri.