“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 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” (Luke 15:20-21).
Lois held the phone for nearly ten minutes before she could summon the courage to dial her parents’ phone number. She started dialing but just couldn’t do it. She still had enough funds to pay for the gas to return to her parents’ home. All the way driving back to her hometown, she had profound inner turmoil. “Will Mom ever be able to forgive me?” she thought. “And how about Daddy?” she wondered because she had heard that he had resigned from being a deacon because of her actions. “How can my parents even still love me?” were the thoughts that tormented her the long ride back home. Very late the next day, Lois arrived at her parents’ home. Both Mom and Dad’s cars were in the driveway. They were home. With her heart beating wildly, she walked up the sidewalk and rang the doorbell. She was not prepared for the reaction of her dad. I will share it with you tomorrow.
For today: How does Ephesians 4:32 affect you today?