Yet, the Father was ever vigilant for His Son’s return.
When he first caught sight of him, he dropped everything to run to him.
The Head of Household in ancient Israel did not “RUN” to their children. That act would have been humiliating, but still, he ran.
He embraced his filthy son and kissed this homeless beggar, fresh from the pigpens.
He called all business dealings for the day and invited EVERYONE to celebrate the return of His Son.
He invited the same people who had gossipped while the son sold everything, who looked down upon the failure of the Father to control his son. He did not care. His son was home, safe, and back in the family.
The One Who Deserves all the Praise, all the Glory, has Endured all of Our Abuse. It’s time to change our thinking.
We don’t deserve God’s blessing. We enjoy God’s blessing.
We live in the Garden just like Adam. We pluck the low hanging fruit and we live. We consume the fruit. We lose the fruit.
Because of the corruption of the world, the fruit may go bad. We must learn to celebrate the gifts, grieve the losses, and enjoy the next season of blessing.