Luke 15:22, NLT
“But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.’ “
In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15, the young man took his father’s inheritance, wasted it all on wild living, and ended up destitute on a pig farm. When he returned home in hopes of becoming a servant, his father was so overjoyed that he gave him the best robe, a ring, and new sandals. Immediately, the son didn’t look like the guy from the pig pen. He looked like a celebrated son of honor.
This shows us the heart of God. Even when we’ve made mistakes and brought trouble upon ourselves, He doesn’t want us to look like what we’ve been through. He doesn’t want you to live in the constant memory of the failure, the hurt, the injustice. God still says to get the best robe. He still restores back to a place of honor. Your part is to receive the mercy of your heavenly Father. Shake off the guilt, put on your robe of honor, and rejoice. Nobody is going to be able to tell what you’ve been through.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your heart of compassion, love, and restoring mercy. Thank You that You forgive and redeem me, imperfect as I am, and that every mistake I’ve made has already been paid for by Jesus on the cross. I believe that You robe me in Your righteousness and honor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.