Illustration of Conditional Versus Unconditional Love: The Father, the Preacher, and the Lost Son

The illustration of The Father, Preacher, and Lost Son provides us an example of God’s unconditional love. In the story the son is found by the preacher, but the father has all types of conditions to accepting his son back to him. This father’s love was conditional: if you meet these requirements, I’ll love you. But fortunately for us, God’s love is unconditional. God loves us in spite of our sins. Enjoy the story below of the Father, Preacher, and Lost Son.

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Love, God’s, Unconditional: Story

God’s love is unconditional. He loves us for who we are and not for what we are.

A T.V. executive called the pastor of a metropolitan church and told the pastor that he thought his son was in his city involved in the drug culture. He asked the preacher if he would try to find the boy and do something with him.

About four months later the boy was found and was told the Gospel. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. The preacher told the boy to pick up the extension and he would call his father. The preacher told the father that his son had been found and that he had accepted Jesus.

The father replied, “I don’t care about that, I want to know how long his hair is, has he taken a bath, will he apologize to his old lady?”

The boy ran out of the study and his father never saw him again.

This father’s love was conditional: if you meet these requirements, I’ll love you. But fortunately for us, God’s love is unconditional. He loves us in spite of our sins.

-John Bisagno

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