How do you think God views you? After engaging in debauchery and squandering his inheritance the prodigal son returned home to plead for mercy from his father. In Luke 15 we read, “while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate” (Luke 15:20-24).
Forgiveness is life giving. As a believer in Jesus, your heavenly Father rejoices in you and celebrates your desire to return to him. Celebrate your acceptance before a holy God through Jesus.