Jesus told the Pharisees another story. It was about a son who went away from his family. The boy said to his father, “Give me my share of your property.” The father had two sons, so he gave him half his property. The boy left home and went to live in a far country. There, he wasted all his money in wild living.
The Lost Son Among the Pigs Luke 15:14-19
At last, all his money was gone. The rebellious son had nothing to eat. He got a job feeding pigs. Even though he had something to eat, he was still very hungry. So he began to think about his life.
He said to himself, “My father’s servants have food. I will go back to my father and say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against you. You should not call me your son any more. Make me one of your servants.'” So the son decided to return to his father’s house.
The Lost Son Returns Home Luke 15:20-32
The father loved that boy very much. He was hoping that his son would come home. When he saw the boy coming home, he felt great pity for him.
He ran to meet him. He welcomed him with great joy. He took him back as his own son. We are like that son. We have all gone away from our heavenly Father. God is like that Father. He loves and forgives every person who confesses their sin and comes back to Him.