Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lent, Day 18

"But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found." Luke 15:32

The story of the prodigal son...the story of the forgiving father...the story of the judgmental older brother. I've heard this story labeled a few different ways. But no matter how you look at it, it's a beautiful story. We are all like the prodigal son, in need of forgiveness. We have a forgiving father in God, who welcomes us with open arms when we come to Him with a heart of true repentance. From the elder brother, we must learn the lesson of being accepting of all other prodigals who return to the Father.

My offering to God: I will pray for those who are far from the Father.
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