“‘I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.”‘
(Luke 15:18-20 NIV)
The younger son was in a hurry to leave his father’s house. It wasn’t because of anything his father had done. The son just wanted to be free to explore the world around him. But it wasn’t long before he realized that there was nothing like the father’s house. It was the place where even the hired servants were treated well and where he was guaranteed the same, if his father didn’t take him back as a son, but as a servant. So he mustered up the courage to get up and return to his father, who, of course, took him back. Walking away from God, our Father, doesn’t make us free. It makes us miserable. Thankfully, He’s ready to take us back. So let’s get up and go to Him.
And every time I come knocking at Your door
You make me feel like I’m the only one that You adore
– Rachael Lampa, “Remedy”