Parable Of The Lost Son Analysis

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Luke chapter 15:11 is the Parable of the lost son. In this parable story of a son that is lost and found is told. It starts out with the two sons demanding to get their inheritance before their father dies. The father grants them their demand and gives each of them what is theirs. The two sons do two totally different things with the money and items that are now theirs. The older son stays home and tends to the farm and house, along with his dad. The younger son goes off and squanders all of his money on women and wine. Through the years the older son works diligently while the father pines for his other son. The father believes that he has lost his youngest son for good, but none the less he waits for him. After a while of the younger son…show more content…
He finally came to his senses and decided to go to his father and ask if he could be hired as a servant. Upon his arrival his father was overtaken with joy. The father had his son cleaned up and dressed like a prince then had his servants slaughter the fattened calf. The older son heard of this and was extremely mad with his father. He went to the father and told him how he was mad. He stayed home and was a good, obedient son and did all of the things that he should have done and yet he was never celebrated. The father’s simple reply was that the younger son was lost and is now found and that is a reason to celebrate. This parable has a major meaning, that is, that God cares about us all, but the ones that are lost and then found are the ones that should be celebrated. I do think that I can apply this to my life in a few ways. One would be when I first came to know God and what that was like. The other is that I find myself like the son in the parable, I have known God, but have, at times, walked away from the relationship and have come…show more content…
I got baptized. I don’t know how to explain how that felt to someone, as I can imagine that is a different feeling for anyone. As I was walking up to the pool to be baptize, I had this vision of God watching with a smile on his face, so pleased so happy that more of his children are coming to him. I don’t think that it was just a onetime thing. I think that God is always rooting for me and rejoices every time I say “Yes I am your child and yes, I want that relationship!” I think it 's easy for me to understand this because I am a parent, a parent to one, but none the less a parent. I find it easy to compare it to my love for my son, though my love is not comparable to God’s
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