It’s Time to Find Yourself

By: Joseph H. Murray

    “And he [Jesus] said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!” (St. Luke 15:11–17).

   “When he came to himself,” he didn’t like what he saw around him. As long as his money lasted, he was enjoying the glamour of his riotous living. The bright lights of the “honky-tonks” had his eyes blinded to the hard facts of life that it took a pig pen experience to show this wayward lad.

   Whether we be sinner, ungodly or a righteous person, we all need to “come to ourselves” and survey the surrounding about us and ask ourselves, do we like what we see? Sinner man, are you happy in sin? If so, continue on your merry way. Righteous man, do you like being righteous? If so, rejoice in that which is right. Ungodly man, why did you leave your Father’s house to sit among the swine? Heaven help you if you have been there and wandered away, for so very few ever “come to themselves” and arise and go back.

   If we ever have needed to find where we are, it’s today, for time is running out. And soon we are to hear, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Rev. 22:11–12).

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