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The Prodigal Son: A Powerful Video Message

My Beloved Prodigal Son from Eliot Rausch on Vimeo.

Watch this powerful short video, which will spark thoughts and conversations about Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). Through one man’s struggle with accusations, you’ll discover that the gospel doesn’t just free you from what other people think about you. It also frees you from what you think about yourself.

“I wonder why I was brought into this world,” the man questions as the video begins. He’s tormented by blame, realizing that he has fallen short despite trying his best. “I gave you everything you needed,” someone tells him. “You’re too lost,” he hears. “What do you mean kill myself?” he asks. Clutching his head, the man finally screams, “Shut up!” and “Please, if you’re real, help me.”

Suddenly the torment ends, and the man hears words of comfort: “I forgive you. I love you.” And then the best name: “Son.” Relieved and renewed, the man says, “God, thank you. Thank you so much. Take me home!”