His older brother was angry, confused and jealous. The father told him that he would one day get everything he owned and he should be happy his brother had returned. For he was lost and is now found. He was dead and is now alive.
The message of the prodigal son is that God is always ready to forgive us for our sins. Whenever we become lost all we have to do is turn back to God and he will be there for us. The joy of having his son return is the basis for forgiveness is a reflection of Gods divine love for us all. This story represents Christ upon salvation. Jesus is the son of God meaning that Jesus is our saviour. He died for our sins for immortal life.