I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. Luke 15:18-19
The story of the Prodigal Son is one of the greatest stories in the Bible, a story we can all relate to us we all have wandered away from the Father in our sin. But our Father great in love and mercy welcomes us back into his arms and Kingdom.
However one thing to note here is the Prodigal Son repented on his way back to the Father. The Son realized and admitted his ways were wicked and offensive to God. He realized in his sinful state he is not even worthy to be in the presence of a Holy God.
We need to understand this also on our way back to the Father. We must repent, meaning turn away from our sins, and ask God for forgiveness.
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. Luke 15:20
How does our Heavenly Father respond when we come with sincere repentance? He greets us with open arms as one of his children. We must understand our God is a God of love and mercy. When you come to the Father in honesty he will forgive you. Don’t spend another day away from your Heavenly Father!
You might say how can I come back to the Father? Jesus said Nobody comes to the Father except through Him. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, and you shall be saved!