And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. (Luke 15:21-24 ESV)
Сын же сказал ему: отче! я согрешил против неба и пред тобою и уже недостоин называться сыном твоим. А отец сказал рабам своим: принесите лучшую одежду и оденьте его, и дайте перстень на руку его и обувь на ноги; и приведите откормленного теленка, и заколите; станем есть и веселиться! ибо этот сын мой был мертв и ожил, пропадал и нашелся. И начали веселиться. (От Луки 15:21-24 Russian)
Merciful and kind Father in Heaven ~ thank you dear Lord for the compassionate love and mercy that you shower upon your children even when we are insolent and disobedient to your good will for all people. Help us to be kind and understanding to those who have rebelliously left the warmth and security of your family. Help us to show kindness that we desire, to those who have wandered from your love and have now come repenting in tears and sincere resolve. Restore faith and confidence in the Holy Scriptures that lead us to our eternal home in your presence. In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister