"And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." (Luke 15: 20)
The prodigal son had wasted his inheritance in another land. He fell into dire straits, with no food or money, and had to feed pigs to survive.
That's as low as it gets for an Israelite.
When this young prodigal came to himself -- remembered who he was, he dressed up a script that he would give his father, and thus hire himself as his servant.
Yet before he came to his home, the Father saw him.
Did you know that your Father in Heaven sees you today?
He does not see your sin, nor is He looking for fault today in you.
We are complete in Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God.(Colossians 2: 10)
While we all became prodigals, dead in our trespasses, through Adam ,today we reign in this life through Christ Jesus (Romans 5: 17)
Jesus is perfected before God:
"For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore." (Romans 7: 28)
Today, because of Jesus, we are perfected:
"For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." (Hebrews 10: 14)
When God sees us today, He does not see us in our dead flesh, but rather in His Son, Jesus!
"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)