Even if we do not want to admit it,before we came to the knowledge of Christ we were the prodigal. We lived however we wanted to without thinking there may be consequences to our actions. We may not of lived life void of God completely but realize the more we learn of Him the more we see He was not at the center of our life!
Sure we talked about Him and prayed from time to time,it is when we finally commit to His way of doing things does being a christian take on a whole new meaning. It was a struggle at first because the world’s ways try to pull you back to the old life,but soon see that God has always had your best interest at heart (Hebrews 10:31-39).
We come to see our path more clearly as we take our feet off of the wide road which leads to destruction and place them on the narrow path that leads to life!
Just as the prodigal son we read of in scripture we too must come to the end of ourselves and repent sincerely for our life away from the only one who has loved us even before we were born. And just like the story of the son returning home our Father in heaven too would kill the fatted calf,put on us the best robe along with a ring on our finger for deciding to turn to Him and live a life that reflects the one who died so that we may live! (Luke 15:10-32) 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 15:29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
The angels rejoice over one sinner that repents and returns!