Unworthy

“But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast.”

(Luke 15:22-23 NLT)

Prior to this, the lost son had said, “‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son”’ (Luke 15:21). But the next thing the father says to his servants is “‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast” (vv.22-23). His actions spoke of his acceptance. However, the older son, who showed up later, didn’t like what he saw. Similarly, when we mess up and come running back to God, He accepts us and treats us much better than we deserve. There’ll be people who won’t like that but we can enjoy the party that the Father throws to welcome us back.

God treats us much better than we deserve.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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