“Stories Jesus Told: The Lost Son Comes Home” by Tim Ladwig takes the Scripture directly from the New International Version in Luke 15:11-32 to tell the story of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. This is one of my favorite parables Jesus told. I am the Prodigal. I have turned away and thought only of myself and yet God’s love never fails and never gives up on me.
God the Father is that Father, waiting for us. Not to scold us. Not to punish us. But running to us. Running to meet us along the way. Cutting us off in our pity party and rehearsed speech about our mistakes. He throws a robe on us. He kills the fattened calf. He throws a party for us. He celebrates our resurrection from death to life.
The illustrations that accompany the Scripture are beautiful.
This is an excellent story to teach kids about God and His character and what He is like as a loving, forgiving, gracious Father, whose love never abandons us or rejects us.
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