The son went to bed hungry and when he woke up he realizedsomething. When he lived with his father even the hired men had more foodthan they needed, and now he was starving to death. At that moment he madea plan. He would go back to his father's house and say to him, "I havesinned against God and against you. I don't deserve to be called your son,so hire me and I will work for you." He knew that if he became like a hired man on his father's farmhe would still be better off than he was right now. He would always have awarm place to stay and food to eat. So he headed for home.
It took the son a long time to get home, he was just hopingthat his dad would let him work at the farm and let him be a hired man.
The son was walking up the to farm but while he was still a long way off and he couldsee someone notice him and start to run towards him. He was sure that theymust have been expecting someone else, no one would be excited to see him.
As the person got closer he realized it was his father and hewas yelling, "My son! My son! You are finally home!" He couldn'tbelieve it. His father threw his arms around him and kissed him.
But theson quickly said, "Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I don't deserve to be called your son..." The son wanted to continuebut the father said to one of his servants, "Quick! Bring the bestrobe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on hisfeet. Bring the biggest calf and kill it. Let's have a party andcelebrate because my son was lost and is found!"