Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Luke chapter 15 has been called “the gospel within the gospel.” The three illustrations of things that were lost but then found were a lost sheep, a lost coin, and lastly a lost son. When the sheep, coin, and son were found, there was rejoicing and celebration. What a loving and compassionate God is our heavenly Father!

Today is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Savior Whom we have come to worship and adore today is a risen, glorified Savior Who has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).

The account of the prodigal son is well known, both in the church and in secular literature. But there are actually two prodigals in this teaching. There is the “bad” prodigal, and there is the “good” prodigal. But both are in need of their father’s redeeming love and acceptance. The real Hero in this beautiful story is not the prodigal sons and their sins, but the redeeming grace and love of The Father.

May The Holy Spirit of God reveal to your heart the love of God and His grace and mercy which He extends to you through the faith of and the faith in His Son Jesus Christ.