Some have rightly suggested that the familiar story of the prodigal son is not so much about the son, but illustrates primarily the loving father. It's a story that holds a strange attraction to us because it strikes at the core of our heart, and re-kindles a fundamental need of a man's nature - to be accepted by his father. Not all of us have found this in our earthly father. The kind of acceptance we ultimately yearn for is only found completely in our heavenly Father, as John Eldredge observes. Ernie
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