Life of Christ Day 65 Devo | The Lost Brothers

Today, Marc walks us through the parable of The Prodigal Son from the father’s perspective. Here the son essentially tells his dad, “Drop dead and give me my money!” But after blowing his inheritance, he returns in humility. Yet, the father runs to him when he returns and celebrates lavishly!

One of the hardest things to do is be merciful to those who painfully offend us, but that is what the father in this story does. In contrast, one of the easiest things to do is judge those who have made foolish mistakes, taking a self-righteous high road. But that’s not what God does! He chooses mercy. That’s what God does for us; and, He desires that we also be merciful and kind.

Question: Who needs you to seek them, find them, and love them home?

Family Chat: Are you dealing with a hurtful situation that you need to share with your family?

Take Action: Be merciful to others today, as your Father is merciful to you. Be on the lookout for the lost brother or friend who needs mercy extended to them.