“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 in his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to celebrate.” Luke 15: 22-24
We see that what this father did for his prodigal son is what our Heavenly Father does in every one of us who comes home to God.
God gives us the best robe. We receive the robe of Righteousness. Jesus takes our old stuff and replaces it with His Righteousness. We are now seen as clean, and in right standing with God because of Jesus!
God gives us a ring! Ring symbolizes identity and Jesus wants us to know that we have a new identity in Christ. We are a child of God and belong to him.
God gives us shoes for our feet! Shoes help us to move with purpose and direction. Think about it, that Jesus has a plan and purpose for our lives.
God gives us a reason to celebrate. Because we were lost but now we are found. We were dead but now alive. All of heaven rejoices because of what Jesus has done in our lives.
Lord, help me to celebrate what the Lord is doing in my life! We celebrate Jesus today!