There’s a story Jesus told about two brothers–one who disgraced his Father by running off with an early inheritance, and the other, who stayed behind dutifully slaving away, but was just as distant from his Father’s heart. The story is about both sons being invited to join their father at a table of celebration. Based on a poem by John Piper, I have created a dramatic retelling of Jesus’ story, including one more character–a younger sister.
I got to share this story with a group of ladies recently, and several of my new friends asked for a copy of the story. I love the fact that they wanted to hear it again! To find the story, you have options:
- You can read the original version, told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32.
- You can read John Piper’s poem (which has been published in book form) here.
- Or, if you’d like to listen to my retelling of the story, click here.
The prodigal’s sister goes after each of her brothers–longing to bring them to the Father. As you read or listen, ask yourself, “Have I been gathered to the Father’s table? If not, why am I far from Him?”