“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.”
(Luke 15:17-18 NIV)
The wisest thing that the lost son did was to come to his senses. After wasting his father’s money on wild living and working in a dead-end job, the son began to see things clearly and act sensibly. He decided to go back to his father where even his father’s hired servants were better off. We all know how the story ends. The son returns and his father welcomes him back with open arms and restores him not as a slave, but as a son!
How many of us wander away from the Father’s house and suffer the consequences of our actions and decide to go back? Sadly, not many. The enemy bombards us with a sense of guilt and shame, keeping us from being restored and reappointed. But let’s adopt the attitude of the lost son and return to the Father, even if we don’t think we’re worthy, because even then He promises to forgive us and restore us as His sons and daughters.
Coming to your senses means confessing your mess and finding grace.