Any Good Father

And inquiring child
Asked his father one day
Father what would you think
If I went astray?

If I wasted my blessings
Resources you gave I squandered
Places unknown and unsafe
Getting lost as I wandered

If I did things that were evil
Things that only cause shame
To your good reputation
If I spoiled your name

Would it bother or hurt you?
Disturb your peace of mind
Would you forget me, your child?
For all I did so unkind

His Father took only an instant
Not a moments delay
You are My dear child
Even when you do stray

And as any good father
Would do for his own
I would search the whole world
I would never leave you alone

For all My children do wander
And all My children do sin
But because I AM the good Father
I welcome them home once again

Luke 15:18-20

Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 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.