I love the story of the prodigal son. Here is a young man who has it all…a home, wealth, food, and his father’s love. He becomes discontent and restless so he goes to his father and asks for his inheritance early. The father grants his son’s wishes and the son takes the money and runs.
The little party animal goes out and squanders away all the money his father gave him. With no money he is forced to go to work for a pig farmer. While working for the pig farmer he doesn’t even make enough money to buy food. He is forced to eat the same food the pigs eat.
After living in this state for a while he decides to go back home. He felt certain being a servant for his father would be better than working for the pig farmer. So he heads home…
As he approaches his father’s place, his dad sees him and runs out to greet him. His dad embraces him and welcomes him home. Not as a servant but as a son.
This young man like many of us, we don’t recognize what we have and are never satisfied so we go out and experiment to find those things and people who bring us “happiness”. Sometimes it just takes a…
A Trip To The Pig Pen
For us to change our mindset and recognize how truly blessed we are!!!
PS: For you parents who have kids in the “Pig Pen” you hold on to the promises of God…They will return home!!!
On the other hand, sometimes the experiment will lead to new opportunities, new awareness and delight. Squandering in wild living is not the only thing people do on leaving the nest. It is always lovely to go back.
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