Coming Back From Sin

As humans, we sin a million times a day. We ask for forgiveness but we have a fear to come back towards God because we don’t know if he will accept us because of what we have done. I’m going to talk about The Parable of the Lost Son found in Luke 15:11-32. Before we dive in its always a start to know what’s happening, who is who, and the moral lesson the story is teaching us. We are going to start by the question, Whats a Parable? A parable is a story to teach a lesson. Verse 11 explains that there were 2 sons and a father. The younger son asks for an inheritance from his father and his father delivers. Read Verse 13. When you read this verse you see the younger son went off and spent all the money he had; however, verse 14 reads, “After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing”. So now this son who has run away with his father’s money has spent it all and is left with nothing. He then started working for a citizen but never received any food but then remembered his father’s hired workers received more than enough food. The son was on his way home to tell his father he had sinned and should not be known as his son any longer but only known as a hired worker. As he is getting closer to his house verse 20 explains, ” So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.” Sometimes we sin and we run away and take everything. We crave the worldly sin and run away from God’s glory. We are scared to come back home to God because we have run away and thought we should no longer be known as his sons and daughters. God is waiting at the door for you to come home he’s ready to run and kiss you. Not only did the sons father run to hug and kiss him but go ahead and read verses 22-24. He through a whole party for his lost son! God has already got a party set up for your return. God is waiting for you to come home. Don’t be frightened and fearful of his response or disappointment for he has sent his one and only son to die on the cross for he can wipe away that sin and throw a party for your return. God is a loving God and no matter what type of sin you have made or the decision you have made it is never too late to come home!