Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Hockey Chat: After winning the Stanley Cup in 1924, Montreal Canadiens players on their way to a victory party stashed the trophy in the trunk of their car. Part way to the festivities, the vehicle had a flat. The players removed the Cup to get at the spare, changed the tire and drove away leaving the Stanley Cup perched on a snow bank. Only when it came time to drink champagne from the Cup did they realize they didn't have it Cup with them. They drove back to where they'd changed the tire, found the Cup sitting there patiently waiting for them, and hastily reclaimed it.
Life Lesson: In the story of the prodigal son, the father is shown to be forgiving and ever loving of his son, even though the times he drifted away. There are moments in our lives where we get so wrapped up with all that is going on in the world around us that we forget about the one who gave the world for us. God is always there even in time when our attention isn’t. He is always overjoyed when we return to give him thanks and appreciation as a son to his Father.