“And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the Father said to his servants, bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and be merry:” (Luke 5:21-23)
This is how our Heavenly Father is. He forgives His children quickly as soon as you repent and say from the core of your heart, “Father forgive me”. Almighty God is great; He loves His children and always supports them whenever they are in need.
The prodigal son’s Father killed the best of His calf to celebrate his son’s return. This is something that depicts God as an ever loving and ever forgiving Father who loves His children like anything and is always there with them.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. – 1 John 1:9
A good father feels immense pleasure when he finds his lost child. If a lost child returns to Him, He will receive him and show him the right path to head to. We, the children, are joyful because our father, God is merciful. No matter how vulnerable our sins are, our God will accept us and help us overcome our sins. There is an assurance in us that God never looks out for our faults, He follows us with His tender presence, instead. Having this kind of confidence in God’s love and care comes when we devote ourselves to him completely, without any doubt. If any child of God understands His love and care, he would enjoy every moment of his life, no matter how the circumstances are. He would always be positive, and keep other around him positive.
Rather His love follows us everywhere we go. Indeed, we have a cause to be joyful!
This is a message from a recent sermon given by Pastor Chris – a renowned pastor, preacher, teacher and author. Anointed by God to reach the world, his faith in God that has enabled many people around the world experience the divine manifestation in their lives.
Read other messages from Pastor Chris Oyakhilome at pastorchrisonline.org.