April 17-Longest Home Run

April 17-Longest Home Run

April 17: Longest Home Run


Scripture Lesson: Luke 15:11-24


On this date in 1953, Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle blasted what was reported as a 565-foot home run off lefty Chuck Stobb in the Yankees 7-3 victory over Washington at windy Griffith Stadium. This was the longest home run in Mantle’s career and in Washington Senator history.


Today’s Scripture lesson is one of the most famous of all Jesus’ parables. The parable of the prodigal son is about a young man who demanded his inheritance early, took the money, and wasted it in wild living. When he found himself friendless and hungry, he recognized the error of his ways. The young man then made the longest “home run” in Scripture when he returned to his father’s house, asking only to become a servant. The father was looking for his son and when he returned, there was great joy in the house because what was lost was now found. The son was restored to his place in the family. When we ask for forgiveness and repent of our sins, God is waiting to welcome us back to Him!

  1. Describe a time you felt like the son in the parable.

  2. How was the feeling of being forgiven?

  3. Thank God today that He always wants His children to come home.

The prodigal son made the longest home run in Scripture when he ran home to his father. Let’s not let this day go by without returning totally to God, He is waiting!


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