The prodigal son is one of the most famous stories Jesus ever told!
We will learn that this story is more about the character and heart of the father than the rebellion of the son. Jesus compares the father in this story to the heart of God the Father. The father’s response reflects God’s heart toward us.
Similar to the father’s reaction to the prodigal’s actions, God allows us to leave Him when we sin and then runs toward us when we return to Him.
Some of us are in great pain and have enormous guilt from what we’ve done. We need to come home to the father.