And he arose and came to his father…
I read an interesting story about a cat that decided to leave home one day. His owners thought they would never see him again, but eight years later, they heard a noise at their door, and in walked a cat. He started purring away as if he owned the place. Sure enough, it was their cat. How he found his way home, I don’t know. But he had some kind of homing instinct.
We see this instinct in many animals. For example, every year in
Maybe you set goals when you were young and said, “I know I will be happy when I get a house and a car and I am married and have children.” Well, now you have the house, the car, the spouse, and the children. And so you say, “If I just had a bigger house and a couple more children and two cars, then I would be happy.” There is still something missing.
The Bible says that God has put eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11), which means that inside us, there is a sense there is something more, a spiritual drive. Why? Because you and I were created to know God. And like the prodigal son, we won’t be happy until we return to Him.
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