17 “But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger!'”
I separated out this verse, as it’s one of my favorites. I think of it often. Other translations say that the prodigal son–who had spent half his father’s fortune in “riotous” living only to discover he was dying of hunger–“came to his senses.” I find it humbling, encouraging, and overwhelming that it takes an experience of coming to the end of our selves before we will seek out our Father. It’s why God is able to turn the things that seem the absolute worst… into the absolute best. I pray He does so for all of us today. I pray that we see our emptiness, lack and hunger as divine gifts on our journey toward coming to our true selves.
Rejoice. Take heart. He already knows. And He loves.