The Prodigal Son was lost. The father had counted him dead and had no expectation of his return. Then one day the son comes home and the father rejoices. His response was lavish and abundantly full of grace. Grace accepts us before we have become acceptable. The Prodigal Son had a plan to become one of his father’s servants, but instead he was fully restored, in spite of the fact that he didn’t deserve it. God calls us out of shame and into a new light – to walk in forgiveness and freedom from sin.