In the first week of the “Prodigal God” series, Pastor Nate speaks from Luke chapter 15 in which Jesus tells the parable of the Prodigal Son. We have a mis-perception of the term ‘prodigal’ as meaning one who returns, however, it’s actually referring to the recklessness with which the aforementioned son expended his resources before coming back to the father. We have all left God at one point or another, whether or not we return home is up to us. Sometimes, just like the Prodigal Son, we must experience what it’s like without our father to understand the depth of his kindness, love and goodness. God’s love is like that of a good father; He continually leaves a light on for us to find our way home and spares no expense welcoming us back once we make a decision to come. God freely gives His love, but we must decide whether to accept it or to walk away.