A man’s son left home and lived a wild, worldly life, and the father knew it.
Later, the son realized what he had done and started for home, but as he drew close enough for his father to see him in the distance, watch what the father did,
“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).
The compassion of that father moved him to look for his son many times daily, and then the father spotted his son. Undoubtedly the father read the body language of his son, walking dejectedly, slumped shoulders, and head hanging down. That was all the father needed to see and he ran toward his son.
What did the son think when his father ran to him, fell on his neck, and kissed him? This pictures how we should react to the return of a sinner. Does it picture you?