March 29, 2022
Jesus frequently employed the use of parables when he was teaching. By teaching through parables, Jesus invites us to use our imagination, placing ourselves in the story, so that we might better understand the challenging lesson he is teaching us.
Though they are very different stories, the parables of the lost sheep and of the lost son (or prodigal son) teach a similar message. They remind us that no matter how far we might stray from God, no matter what we do, we will always be welcomed home.
Sometimes the lesson that God is trying to teach us is hard for us to understand. We need it to be translated into words we understand so we hear a story that we can identify with. Just like God sent Christ as a helpless baby so that we could understand His message and feel His presence among us, sometimes we need to see ourselves in the story.
ACTION FOR THE DAY
What messages is God giving to you? How might God be using the people in your life or the situations you encounter to teach you an important spiritual lesson?
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