In Luke Chapter 15 verses 11-32 Jesus tells the story of a father who had two sons. The younger son is tired of living at home. He doesn’t want to work in the family business anymore. So he asks his father to give him the money that he would receive as an inheritance when his father is dead. The father gives the son the money and watches as he leaves. Every day the father watches for his son to return. The son spends his inheritance on careless living. Eventually he runs out of money, and to make things worse, there is a famine in the land. He has to feed and care for pigs to have anything to eat. As he realizes the pigs are better off than he is, he gets an idea that he will go home, tell his father he is sorry, ask for forgiveness, and ask his father to just let him be a servant. He sets out for home. While he is still a long way off, the father, who has watched for him every day, runs to meet his son. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:20-24
God is our heavenly father. He is watching for each of us to come to Him.
It’s not too late!