Torn in half (3)

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I rejoice at your word as one who finds great treasure. 

Psalm 119, 162.

Now that Jacques and Jeanne could put their two separated halves of the New Testament together, they were able to read the complete parable of the prodigal son. They did so together. The Spirit of God, who had been working in both of their hearts caused its hidden meaning to dawn on them.

That was the first of many Bible readings by the firelight after supper. They both yielded their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Has the parable of the prodigal son ever raised the questions in your mind that it did in theirs? Have you understood how they apply to you, too? What had he done? was the question raised by the ending of the story in Jacques’ mind. He had sinned – a confession that should be on all our lips.

Did the father receive his son back? was the question that left Jeanne tense. Yes, he did: “When he was still a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck and kissed him.” He did much more for him than just that, but for details you must read the parable for yourself in Luke 15. By turning to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, confessing yourself a sinner and pleading the merits of His atoning sacrifice, you will get just such a gracious reception. But you must turn to God and experience it for yourself.