The Return of the Prodigal Son

One of the most moving passages of Scripture is found in Luke 15:11-24, where Jesus recounts the homecoming of a son who had been selfish and foolish.

Rembrandt captured the emotional reunion in his work Return of the Prodigal Son, which is on display in St. Petersburg.

In their embrace, we can observe the remorse shown by the son, and the mercy demonstrated by the father.

The Heavenly Father has unending mercy for those who come to Him in faith and obedience: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:5-7).