A Father's Love

A Father’s Love

The father must have been heart-broken when his son took his inheritance and went to a “far country” (Luke ch.15:11-32) where he wasted everything. After sometime, “he came to himself.” He would go back to his father and acknowledge his sins. He would be humble, asking for nothing more than the status of a servant.

In the meantime, the father was waiting and watching. From a distance he saw his son. Compassion overwhelmed him and he could not wait until his younger son reached him:

  1. He ran to his son.

  2. He embraced him tightly.

  3. He kissed him.

  4. He did not respond to what the son was saying. In fact he did not give the son an opportunity to say all that he had planned to say.