A wealthy man had a son whom he loved very much. He constantly showered him with gifts. He spent every moment of the day teaching & caring for his son. But as the boy grew into manhood, he turned away from his father & soon came to despise him - yet his father continued to support him in the hope that he would come around.
He paid his bills, furnished him with a mansion & wrote to him daily. Instead of being thankful, the son ripped up the letters, ended all contact & cursed anyone who dared mention his father’s name in conversation. However, the son never stopped taking his father’s financial support.
Sadly, the ungrateful son illustrates humanity. God is our heavenly Father & many of us imitate the son’s attitude. God spends every moment with us: giving, teaching & caring - yet, many turn away.
In spite of this, God still continues to support us with the desire that we will come around. He has paid our bills (Christ on the cross) and written to us (the Bible). We may curse God - but isn’t it ironic that we still expect Him to continue supporting us - which, as the loving Father, He does.
“Then I remember something that fills me with hope. The LORD’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning.” - (Lam 3:21-23 CEV).