Going home to the Father

You can't ever move away from your Father's house.

Home —what is it? How and where does one find it and then hold on to it? Is home just a structure of wood or brick, a place to eat and sleep, or as one comedian puts it, "a place to keep your stuff"?

Christ Jesus' parable of the prodigal son See Luke 15:11–32 . offers lessons about the nature of true home. In this parable a son decides to take his inheritance, leave his father's house, and go it alone. While on his own he squanders everything in what the Bible aptly describes as "riotous living." Destitute—without provision, promise, or place—he humbly decides to return home. There, to his surprise, he finds his father welcoming him with open arms.

Whenever we humbly begin to seek our Father, God, regardless of where we are or where we have been, we can expect to find a welcoming return to an awareness of our divine sonship and constant inheritance of love, peace, supply, and happiness. And this is made practical in our lives.

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November 27, 1989

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