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From Prodigal to Promise By: Paula Bibbs

Paula-BibbsAs I listened to the song “Now Behold the Lamb” I was reminded of the continued love and grace of our Father, God.

Many know of the biblical account of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. Here, the youngest son asked the father to divide the inheritance early. This son wanted what he considered his due before the father passed away. Normally, an inheritance is not divvied out until after the owner of the estate is deceased. However, this son desired his share while the father was still alive. I can’t imagine what the father thought of this son asking for something he had not worked for, had not saved for, and had not contributed to, but I can assure you that the custom was not to “pay out” early. The father divided the estate between the two sons. Read the full post »

This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | December 7, 2012