Maybe you have fallen recently, or you are frustrated that something has gone to waste due to a bad decision you made. What would you say if your son, whom you had given a large inheritance to, came crawling home one day after wasting all his money on riotous living? In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11–24), the father did not say one word about loss or waste, though his son had indeed wasted his inheritance on riotous living. The father only saw his son’s homecoming as an opportunity to show him how much he loved him and to restore to him what he had lost. God does not see the finality of the loss or waste the way we do. When we come to Him with it, He sees it as an opportunity to restore to us what has been lost or wasted. Even if, like the prodigal son, we feel far away from our heavenly Father, or we feel that we have disappointed Him, don’t sweat it. The truth is that the moment we come to Him, He immediately restores to us the robe of honor to clothe our nakedness, the ring of authority to declare our position of power and dominion, and the sandals on our feet (which servants do not wear) to reinstate us as a son or daughter in His house. in our Father’s house, we not only come under His complete protection, but we also enjoy His inexhaustible provision and unconditional love! LIFE AND PEACE 4 ME!