The Two Lost Sons Devotional by Leslie Strader

The Two Lost Sons Devotional by Leslie Strader

The Prodigal Son in Luke 15 is not only about things lost and found, it’s about open and hidden sin, and grace lavished on the least deserving. Isn’t it just like Jesus to offer hope  even to those who have gone astray, who have chosen the wrong road? In this story, Jesus was saying “whoever you are, My grace is sufficient; wherever you’ve been, My truth will search you out, and whatever your sin, there is a Way home.” 

The obvious sinner in this story – the son who demanded his inheritance then watched the gleaming gold coins flow like water through his fingers – was ultimately repentant. He’d lost all he’d been given and found himself face down in regret and despair, feeding pigs and abandoned by his “friends” in the far country. Yet, it wasn’t his dire circumstances that woke him up; it was the memory of his father’s goodness. It was the memory of the love his father showed even to his servants that righted his heart and set his sights on home…