This evening i was watching a short film and saw the following image. I have seen it before and it chokes me up every time. So often we read or hear about ‘the prodigal son’, but we don’t hear about or read about ‘the prodigal daughter’.
As a woman i know that the parable of ‘the prodigal son’ represents man and woman, but it never quite hit home until i first saw this image a few years ago, that the parable relates to me in a very clear, yet profoundly dramatic way…it is me who strays from God (by rejecting him, by my sin etc)…and it is He who watches for my return. All forgiving Father of mine.
I especially love the text at the bottom of the image…‘when he saw her from a long way off…he ran to her…‘