Throughout the bible, we read many stories about how God takes the unlikely candidates and extends His grace. Turning them into His children. Heirs to the throne. It doesn’t matter how far, down and out we are, or we feel we are. He is faithful enough to draw us back into His will, if we want Him to. He will always, always, always take our rags and turn them into robes suited for royalty. In reality, after we have claimed Him as our savior, that’s what we are….royalty.
The story of the prodigal son is one I think we can all identify with. While yes, it’s used a lot in sermons to set an example of God’s never ending love for both the one who strays and of the older brother who remains faithful. I believe that each and every one of us can relate to the prodigal son. At one point in our lives or another, we all have to make that choice. The choice to run into the arms of our Father, or the choice to walk away. Whether we’re coming to him for the first time, the second time, or what seems like the millionth time. He will always welcome us back with open arms. Throw a feast and place His royal robes on us.
At this point, it all comes back to our each individual mind set. God knows we are royalty because He chose us to be royalty. We have to make the choice to believe that we are royalty. Not because we feel like we’re royalty, but because we were created by the King of the world. Making each and every one of us a prince or a princess. All we have to do is believe in Him and choose to believe that when He calls us “son” or “daughter” it is because that’s who we are not who we have to become.
So dear friend, Will we choose the royal robes today? Of perhaps we’ll cling to the rags, because they’re what we know, where we feel safe? It is ultimately up to us.