In the Pig Pen
Sunday, January 17, 2021
In a Pig Pen. Luke 15:6-24 Jan. 17 2021.
“I will arise and go my father and will say to him, “ Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.” Luke 15:21
I love the story of the prodigal son because it shows the grace and love of God our father. The son, after enjoying and spending his inheritance ends up in a pig pen feeding the pigs in order to receive something to be able to eat. As he feeds them he realizes that the pigs have more to eat than he does. He had hit rock bottom and was actually envying the pigs. So he decided to return to his father in humility. Luke 15:18.
When he was considering his options he decided to return to the last place that he had experienced grace. Even though he was going to ask to come back as a servant, he knew deep in his heart that his father’s arms would be open unto him. No matter how far we are from God, His arms are open to us as well. God’s grace is always available to us.
Catherine of Genoa writes, “ I clearly recognize that all good is in God alone, and that in me, without Divine Grace, there is nothing but deficiency. The one sole thing in myself in which I glory, is that I see in myself nothing in which I can glory”
Remember we have not slipped too far from Him, because the only good in you is from Him in the first place. Run back to the Father. He desires to restore us by His grace and fill you with all goodness