And the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.” And they began to celebrate.
The parable of the Prodigal Son is a story that always reminds me how much our relationship with God is father-child.
We always think we know best, going on our way and making a general mess of things (most times). We come home–dirty, battered by the world, and humbled by our lack of wisdom. Standing there is our Father, waiting so patiently for us to allow him to love us and hold on to us.
Whether or not you celebrate Father’s Day, today, take time to remember the one Father that is flawless, abundant in love, and who has the power to give us the world.