Luke 15:11-12

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More Than Enough

 

Read:

“. . . There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.” Luke 15: 11-12

 

Reflect:

After being given his share of the family estate, the “prodigal son” wasted everything, squandering what he had been given. The father was disappointed by his actions, but he never stopped loving his son. And, in spite of the son’s waste, the father’s resources never were diminished. When the son repented and returned home, his father still could lavish him with gifts. When the son came to his senses, he realized that even his father’s servants were better off than he was.

In this parable, the son could represent anyone who has lost their way and needs to be restored. In fact, he represents all of us, with an itch for fame, a desire for things and longing for popularity. We all naturally think of ourselves first.

The father represents God. Through this parable we imagine how much it pains Him to watch when we waste His blessings, fail to receive all that He has prepared for us, but His resources never diminish. He always has more than enough.

Even from a great distance the father knew his son. No distance could cheat his eyes of love. Jesus told this story so we might understand how much our Father loves us. That we would know that even if we fail Him and waste the resources He has given us, He is willing to forgive us and give us more. He remains ready to receive us back into His presence.

Today, no matter what you have done, God stands ready to forgive your sins and welcome you home. He is ready to bless you out of His abundance. He is more than enough. More than enough power and wisdom, resources and supplies, joy and peace.

Humble yourself before Him. Praise and worship Him. 

Seek Him. You can never exhaust His inexhaustible supply.

 

Respond:

Father, forgive me for times when I have wasted what You have given me. Thank You for Your mercy! I believe that You can supply all my needs. I pray that You will supply me with “more than enough.”