Everlasting Father, when You reach out to deal with individuals who are wasting their lives, please help them recognize immediately that Your actions toward them are filled with lovingkindness (Jeremiah 31:3). God loves his people. God also loves himself. So when he must bring judgment he also yearns to restore. Before this chapter God spoke of judgment, now he speaks of restoration and everlasting love. God loves to forgive. Today can you trust in God’s love for you… And for your prodigal?