A familiar passage in which we usually focus on the generosity, love and forgiveness of the father in accepting his son back. What an amazing blessing to be accepted by God after all we have done.
But what touches me freshly at the moment is the celebration. I can just fathom that God loves and accepts me. It is harder to understand that he threw a party in my honour when I accepted
Jesus – that he actually celebrates me being part of his kingdom. Stop and think about that. You are so loved that God didn’t just say “Yep, he/she believes, let him in”. He says “Wow! Let’s throw an expensive, exorbitant party because he’s here!”
Lord, help me to understand that you want to celebrate me.
Written by Megan Cornell