Grace in the balance between the prodigal and elder brother response

11 Feb

My friend Mel, has offered some wise insights into what Jesus called the story of “the Father who had two sons”. And how telling… that we focus on the prodigal. Hmmmm. What does that say about us.

How sad that both sons lived in fear, relegating both of them to orphan living… one was an ‘orphan’ living away from home, and the other was an ‘orphan’ even in his own home… yet neither was an orphan in their Father’s eyes.

Thanks Dad, for pursuing us despite our broken perspectives of ourselves!

In My Father's House

Prodigal-elderbrother How we see our life in Christ will very much determine how we respond to this fresh wind of grace we’re seeing in the body of Christ today. And I think Jesus’ parable in Luke 15:11-32  can help us here.

First, it’s quite telling to me that we traditionally refer to this story as the parable of the “prodigal son.”

You see, Jesus seemed to think it was about a father who had TWO sons. And if we miss this, we miss the heart of our heavenly Father–and our own response to His heart toward us.

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