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Luke 15:11 There was a man who had two sons.
I like to ponder the missing mother. I imagine her quietly doing the work she was expected to do while her husband (apparently) had the leisure to sit at his window and look down the road. There’s nothing wrong with looking out the window, but if that’s all we do, our minds wander and we begin to wallow in our misfortunes.
I imagine this woman had no time for wallowing. She had to prepare meals, wash clothes, clean the house, and do whatever else her husband assigned to her. The day of the liberated woman was many centuries away. But when her long-lost son returned, she surely rejoiced with her husband. She represents myriads of invisible, unmentioned, and unnamed servants of God.