Luke 15:11-16

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Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. - Luke 15:11-16

Dear Jesus,

When you wanted to show what your heavenly Father is like you first showed what we are like. How many times I have found myself like this younger son? I wanted to get my blessings from him and then go live self indulgently. I wanted to be blessed but not ruled by his love and truth. I wanted gifts but I didn't want him. And then I found myself empty and alone, needing rescue. Then I came crawling back and your Father welcomed me with open arms. I'm sorry for the many times I have treated him like an ice cream truck driver. Thank you for paving the way for him to forgive me and all other sinners. Your grace is my peace.


Pastor Don Patterson

God knew when he invented you that he'd have to rescue you from your own mistakes.