In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the father committed four acts atypical of a Middle Eastern patriarch. First, the father gave an unwarranted inheritance. Second, he ran to a prodigal son outside the city gates. Third, he restored him to authenticity, regardless of the cost. Fourth, he pleaded with an older son who attempted to shame him in front of the whole community.
In the same way, God graciously gives us life. He runs toward us in spite of our sin. He restores us to authenticity to reflect His original design. He pleads with us to not only be restored, but to joyfully help others to do the same.
Allow the Restorer to unlock the gate of your heart and arrive at His destination of life-giving restoration (Matthew 11:28).
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 2: Something of Value is Lost
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