Prodigal God

Here’s a renewing Scripture meditation on the most compelling story about God in the Bible — the greatest short story ever told anywhere — Jesus’ “Parable of the Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-32). The parable is misnamed – the real Prodigal in the story is God! Prodigal means “wasteful, lavish spendthrift.” Sure enough the son squanders his inheritance…

Trust God as Abba in “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

The hospitality of God to us is so beautifully expressed in Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). But most of us struggle to experience the heart-warming love of Abba Father that Jesus offers in this story. Rembrandt’s famous 17th Century painting of Jesus’ parable, “The Return of the Prodigal,” is a great help. Linger with Rembrandt’s…