2011-06-27 - What Would A Father with Two Sons Say?
"So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." (Luke 15:20)
I have two sons; the oldest is hard working and loyal. My youngest is energetic, more of a dreamer; he goes against the norm. He was arrogant enough to ask for his inheritance now, while I am still alive. This would be good to test his responsibility skills, but it was a big risk.
Three days after receiving his inheritance, the youngest left home to find fun and adventures. I hated to see my son leave, but he was old enough to make the decision. Hopefully it will get out of his system, and he will see all his needs can be met at home.
Each day my son was gone, I hoped and prayed he would return. One day my prayer was answered, and I saw a glimpse of him down the road. I ran to meet my son, hugged, and kissed him. I didn't want to let my son go. He started to tell me he was sorry, not worthy to be my son. I stopped him in mid-sentence. Nonsense, he always was and is my son. His return home proved that.
Lord, Get me to the point where I can say, in all honesty, that I have everything I need.In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
As a parent, would you have given your child his inheritance early?