Luke 15...Amazing grace

"But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet." Luke 15:22

There is no greater joy than when your children walk in truth.  Sadly, there is no greater pain than when they choose to walk in darkness.  The heart of a Christian parent yearns to see their child live in the abundance of God’s grace not in the pig slop the world has to offer.  Therefore, usually with much fasting and prayer, parents will raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord to purpose to see their children reach their greatest potential.  However, the pain of this father as he watched his son make choices that would lead to his demise stabbed at his heart like a mortal wound.  But when he had the opportunity to make him pay for all of his mistakes, he chose instead to pour out his grace..there would be no “I told you so’s” or “who do you think you are”…this son met a loving father who ran towards the opportunity to welcome his wayward son back home.

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