Luke 15:22 Genesis 41:42
Forgiveness and future. These are two precious things that God gives us in His mercy. Both these men had been in a kind of exile but God had not forgotten them. The prodigal was trapped in a prison of his own making and Joseph had been put there unjustly. But the time came for forgiveness and promotion! When the day comes, God restores us, forgives us, and gives us the gifts and anointing that we have longed for. It doesn't matter where we have come from or what we have done because it's all by His amazing grace. He puts a ring on our finger and says, 'Welcome home! Now come and see everything that I want to give you!'
Have a look at this wonderful bronze of the prodigal by Charlie Mackesy.