Today I want to talk about one of the bible stories I like very much. I like this bible story because it shows how great a Fathers love is, how great God love is for us.
It shows unconditional love. Unconditional love is so important, however so difficult for us humans to give. What is unconditional love? Let’s look at it from the dictoniory and let’s look at it from the bible.
Dictionary – unconditional love: not limited in any way, complete and absolute.
Bible story on unconditional love: The Story of the Lost Son – Luke 15:11-32.
Jesus continued, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger son spoke to his father. He said, ‘Father, give me my share of the family property.’ So the father divided his property between his two sons.
“Not long after that, the younger son packed up all he had. Then he left for a country far away. There he wasted his money on wild living. He spent everything he had. Then the whole country ran low on food. So the son didn’t have what he needed. He went to work for someone who lived in that country. That person sent the son to the fields to feed the pigs. The son wanted to fill his stomach with the food the pigs were eating. But no one gave him anything.
“Then he began to think clearly again. He said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough food! But here I am dying from hunger! I will get up and go back to my father. I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven. And I have sinned against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’ So he got up and went to his father.
“While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him. He was filled with tender love for his son. He ran to him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him.
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattest calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. This son of mine was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
“The older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants. He asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come home,’ the servant replied. ‘Your father has killed the fattest calf. He has done this because your brother is back safe and sound.’
“The older brother became angry. He refused to go in. So his father went out and begged him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve worked like a slave for you. I have always obeyed your orders. You never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But this son of yours wasted your money with some prostitutes. Now he comes home. And for him you kill the fattest calf!’
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me. Everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad. This brother of yours was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.’ ”
Jesus told this story so we could see the love God has for us. As the father of the son in the story, the father was in great pain seeing his son leave him. Knowing that his son was choosing a wrong path, concerned for his son well being. The father was waiting everyday for his son to return home to him, being patient and looking for his return daily. The son did not worry with his father as long as things were going good, he was unwise. When things started to turn bad this is when the son started to think about his home sweet home and he started to feel guilty and wanted to repent from his bad ways. He went back home not feeling worthy to be called the father’s son but still wanted to go home.
Imagine how God feels when we leave him and turn the wrong way, God who created and formed us? Yet he waits patiently for our return and receives us with open arms full of love when we repent and turn back.
Now is there any love on this earth greater than God’s love for us? Jesus love, who died on that cross for us to save us? Unconditional love comes from God perfectly for an imperfect world. Home sweet home is with God and God only.
God loves you much❤️
Saludos Romy Ras