When he finally came to his senses… —Luke 15:17
We people so many times just do not think right about many things. It is amazing how illogical our minds can be at times. Just this morning I was reading about the Goniurellia tridens fruit fly http://www.creationmoments.com/radio/transcripts/fly-ants-its-wings and the amazing design of ants on its wings as part of its defense mechanism. How is it that if I told you that a picture on a piece of paper just evolve you would think I had lost my mind, but when we look at this fruit fly and see the amazing identical pictures imprinted on its wings, people just say it evolved and they are OK with that? This is wrong thinking, illogical and their minds just are not working right. It does not matter how intelligent a person may or may not be. Their minds can be warped at any level of intelligence.
The verse above in context comes from the Parable of the Two Sons which is usually known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The sons worked with their dad on the family farm. One of the sons, the younger one, was just itching to get off the farm and go live his own life, do his own thing, be his own boss and live like he wanted to live. He just felt he was missing more than what the family farm had to offer. There was a big world out there and he wanted to go enjoy it and not be stuck on the farm. As many young people do, including myself in my younger days, they know what is best and way too often they are not open to advice. They just want to do what they want to do and they do it.
The young man in the parable blew through all his money in wild living. Oh yeah, looking back, those were fun days… NOT! As I look back at my youth and the foolish… no, the stupid things I did… Well, anyway this young man in the parable finally “came to his senses.” For him it took doing a job that no Jewish man would ever want— feeding pigs. Not only that, but he was so hungry he even wanted to eat the pig’s food!
Finally, he came to his senses and started to think right. He went back home to the family farm and was welcomed back by the father who longed for him. So it is with those who have not trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. The Father is longing for them to “come to their senses” and come home to Him. Those of us who have called on Jesus have come to our senses. Those who have not called on Jesus have yet to come to their senses. Oh may they come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap (II Timothy 2:26).
Dear Father, thank You for allowing me to come to my senses and to understand who Jesus is. I am so grateful to be on my way home to heaven. Please help me to live faithfully for You the rest of my life on this planet in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May it be so!