And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! – Luke 15:17
The story of the Prodigal Son describes us all, as children of God.
We are all unfaithful children of our benevolent heavenly Father. We all have squandered the abundant inheritance he so graciously has bequeathed to us. And we all—at one time or another—have known what it is to finally “come to ourselves”.
Sin is insanity. It is an unreasoning, illogical, self-destructive way of life. It ignores the plain hand of our heavenly Father, full of every provision we need, and follows after the hallucination of worldly pleasures and fulfillment.
But when we finally come to ourselves, we realize that starving out in the pigpen is not what our Father planned for us. We are the King’s children! No one in his house is hungry or wanting, and yet here we are in the mud pit of sin because we forsook the house of our Father. When we finally come to ourselves, we finally come back to him. We forsake the miserable quest for self-gratification and begin to seek the abundant life that is found in God alone.
Have you come to yourself yet? Have you turned your feet back to your Father? If so, know that there is always a warm welcome for those who come to God by his Son Jesus Christ.