Monday, May 16, 2022

The Kitchen Table Devotions

“The Prodigal”

Day 1

And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’                   Luke 15:11-12

Life has a way of whittling our prospects down to two choices.  In this particular story, there are two sons but three people.  There’s the father who offers a third choice in this life.  But when our eyes become so fixed on ourselves there seem to be only two options: religion or rebellion.  On the road of life there’s the ditch of legalism and on the other side is the ditch of lawlessness.  In the middle of the path is a relationship and love.  There’s a third person and a third choice and that is the lover who becomes the real prodigal here lavishly giving all he has to everyone he loves.  And that’s where we begin this story.

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