As you watch this modern re-telling of the prodigal son do you notice that the eyes tell the story. Her eyes are always down looking at the ground or looking around for something that will bring her joy. She wants the gift but not the giver, so she takes the gift and runs away.
But her joy ends up in a river and now she’s fallen, filthy and messed up and now she walks home and her eyes are still down but now they’re down because of her shame. What will she find when she gets back home?
Her grandfather opens the door and smiles and then he lifts her eyes and she finds in him one who loves her, one who forgives her. One who cleans up her mess. One who covers her shame. Do you know that’s the message of Christmas! There is a God in heaven who loves us, a maker, a lover, a giver, a father and he sent his son so that we could come home. He sent his son to cover our shame so that we could lift our eyes to heaven and know him this Christmas. (Words by Jonty Allcock)
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