Prodigal son coloring pages for kids

Upon his return, his father treats the young man with a generosity far more than he has a right to expect. He is given the best robe, a ring for his finger, and sandals for his feet (Luke 15:22). Clothing in the Bible may be symbolic of a character’s change in status (see Biblical clothing). In this instance, clothing and accessories represent his rebirth (“was dead and is alive again” ) and newfound state (“was lost and is found,” Luke 15:23). Jewish philosopher Philo observes, “parents often “do not lose thought for their wastrel (asoton) children . . . In the same way, God too . . . takes thought also for those who live a misspent life, thereby giving them time for reformation, and also keeping within the bounds His own merciful nature. ” The Pesikta Rabbati has a similar story. “A king had a son who had gone astray from his father on a journey of a hundred days. His friends said to him, “Return to your father. ” He said, “I cannot. ” Then his father sent word, “Return as far as you can, and I will come the rest of the way to you. ” So God says, “Return to me, and I will return to you. ”

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