by Hazel Straub
Feeling discouraged? Have you made mistakes and turned away from God? It does not matter how many times you fail, your Heavenly Father is always watching for your return to him. When you decide to return home, he opens his arms wide to love and celebrate you. Although you may have wasted your abilities and potential, he welcomes you without reproach and shows compassion, mercy and grace.
Jesus told a parable about a father with two sons (Luke 11:15-32). The younger one asked for his inheritance, received it and wasted all the things he was given in a distant land. He then experienced hunger and became a beggar. He decided to return home and ask his father to make him an employee. His father saw him, interrupted the rehearsed sorrowful speech of the younger son and celebrated his return home, with a feast and honored him as…
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