When we don’t have answers God does. There are occasions that are so full of joy that we just smile, cry and hug. A military soldier suddenly surprises everyone with a visit. The happiness is beyond words. There a million things we want to say but words do not happen.
Other times are not so happy. A person must move far away or a precious friend gets disturbing news from home. We want to comfort and say something that will make things better but we know words will not help.
People who genuinely care do not have to come up with words. Just presence and a warm hug comforts more than words can say.
So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.