The Door Stands Widely Open

[T]here is rejoicing in the presence of the
angels of God over one sinner who repents.
                      —Luke 15:10

Ralph Connor, in Sky Pilot, tells of a young man who took to the road from a good home in Scotland and sashayed into his far country of sin and shame.

As he lay dying an early death due to his debauchery, he read a letter from his mother that had come that day. It ended: “And oh! Davie laddie, if ever your heart should turn homeward, remember the door stands widely open.”

That is the touching message of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The loving Father keeps the door widely open, and angels gather to joyfully welcome the prodigal who repents and returns.

Never too bad, never too old,
never too late to change.

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