Why we call it A Prodigal Love?
Most of us read the parable of the prodigal son (the Bible actual calls him the lost son) and label the son, recklessly spending all his inheritance, as the prodigal one.
A closer look into the scripture will reveal that the prodigal one is really the father. Understanding this requires a definition of the word ‘prodigal.’
Prodigal → having or giving something on a lavish scale.
The son had a lot in terms of inheritance but he did not give on a lavish scale, rather, he squandered his money on reckless living until it ran out.
What was lavish and abundant in this story (and in our every day lives) was the love and grace that the father poured out to both of his sons, especially the lost son. This story is an illustration of God the Father’s lavish love for us even though we may squander our inheritance on sinful living.
The Father is always ready to leave the 99 and run out to find the lost one calling out His name (Luke 15:4). He will embrace us before we can even say one word of what we have done wrong and shower us in His infinite lavish love.
Our mission at A Prodigal Love is to feed your soul’s hunger for the reckless and extravagant love of God.