Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving USA
“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
Some people envision God to be somber or angry and punishing. I love this story Jesus told. We often refer to it as the Prodigal Son, with the focus on the bad boy who turned his life around. But I think it has more to do with showing us how much our Father Loves us, and how much joy it brings to him to be in relationship with us. Jesus came to show those whose view of God was somber and dutiful that God is first and foremost about relationship.
God throws a party when we respond to his offer of relationship. Shouldn’t we?