The parable of the prodigal is one of my favorite passages of scripture for many reasons. Today I want to share how this parable applies to each of us by using this simple comparison made by Warren Wiersbe.”It is interesting to consider the father’s description of his son’s experience: he was dead, and was now alive; he was lost, and now was found. This is the spiritual experience of every lost sinner who comes to the Father through faith in Jesus Christ (John 5:24; Eph. 2:1-10). Note the parallels between the prodigal’s coming to the father and our coming to the Father through Christ (John 14:6):
The Prodigal Jesus Christ
He was lost (v.24) “I am the way”
He was ignorant (v.17) “I am the truth”
He was dead (v.24) “I am the life”
There is only one way to come to the Father, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. “Have you come home?”
The truth is we ALL are prodigals and still tend to wander from the God we love. Today you may find yourself far from home or just contemplating taking a step across a boundary line. Won’t you turn around and run to your Father who welcomes you with open arms?
Written by Kathy Withers: Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.
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