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Sharon ProdigalJesus told this story of a man with two sons. The younger told his Father, in front of everyone, “Give me my portion that is mine, so I can leave.” So the father divided to him his property.

Shortly after the young son left, he began reckless living,

And he spent every penny his father had given him.

After he was broke, a severe famine began,

He soon found a job from a citizen of the land.

He was hired to feed pigs and he longed for the slop,

But no one gave anything; he was always in want.

One day he came to himself and said to him, “Self,”

“How many of father’s servants have food on their shelf?

“I will arise and say, ‘Father, I know I have not earned it,

“I am not worthy to be son, nor am I worthy to be servant.

“I have sinned against heaven, and

“Father, I have sinned against you.

“I am perishing here with hunger, so what else can I do?’”

And he arose and came to his father…

But while he was still a way off, the Father ran out to meet him,

The father’s compassion was the first thing to greet him.

There was much happy emotion, the father truly missed him,

You could tell by the embrace and the way the father kissed him.

“Father,” the son said sadly, “I know I do not deserve it,

“I am no longer worthy, so, Father, make me your servant.”

The father said to his servant, as he kissed his son in earnest,

“Bring quickly the best robe, and I mean quickly, the best!”

“Put shoes on his feet and a ring on his hand,

“My son was once dead, but today my son stands!

“Bring a fattened calf!” the father continued with joy,

“Let us eat and celebrate the return of my boy!”

The story Jesus told is of His Father’s elation.

When one sinner returns, oh my, the celebration!

 

The Same God is Waiting for You

The Father of the prodigal who is ready to pray,

To the same God yesterday, forever, and today:

“Lord, I sinned against you. Make me your hired hand.”

The same God of all creation will make that man stand.

I watched a woman cry heavily because she left the Lord.

She saw her own sin and knew she couldn’t afford

The price it would cost her, the wages of death.

And nothing to do now but kneel and confess.

So she came to the altar at the end of a service,

She stood there alone, ashamed, and nervous.

I tried to reach out, put my hand on her shoulder.

She pulled back, but for a second I saw her get bolder.

We got down on our knees and I asked her to pray.

She said, “I’m not ready. No, not this day.”

She said, “I am a believer, I once knew of Jesus.

“But I went after the world; now I can’t believe this.”

I said, “Can I pray for you? Then you can pray, too.”

This woman was broken. I knew I wouldn’t get through.

I prayed the Lord Jesus to come touch her heart.

Give her new life, new hope, and a new start.

I stopped for a moment to allow her to be heard,

And in front of my eyes, I heard the most beautiful words:

“I left you Lord, because I walked away.

“I said I would love you, I said I would always stay.

“My heart is so broken, and Lord, now I know,

“Lord, I have nothing, and nowhere to go.”

This girl knew He heard her, because her countenance changed,

She got her forgiveness and lost all of her shame.

In my mind Heaven rejoiced, though I did not hear a sound.

Another prodigal comes home, another child is found.

The same God yesterday, forever, and today,

Is married to the backslider who is waiting to say,

“Lord, I sinned against you. Make me your hired hand.”

I saw the very same God make that woman stand.

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