The part of the Prodigal son story that really got me in the gut?
The fact the son knew the Father would take him back in.
Now, I know he missed exactly how much his father loved him under the weight of his shame, but he still knew he had a place with God.
So do you and I.
God gets that we will sometimes stray, wander & journey far. He intimately knows each of us, and as our Creator He knew this would be an lasting impact from the fall.
But He never stops waiting for us to come home.
Wherever your journey takes you today, He both waits and keeps watch over you.
His love is radiating out His eyes as He follows your steps.
His heart beats loudly as it yearns for your return.
He doesn’t have servanthood in store for you, but sonship.
He will restore the damages done as you wandered, pilgrim.
Wherever your feet may have strayed.