In Luke 15
“Jesus demonstrates the greatness of his love in going after that one lost sheep. He knew he had to leave the 99 to find that one, but it was supremely important to him to find that one and he would do anything that he could to get a hold of that one heart.”
Are you the lost sheep? Are you confused and broken? Do you have shame and regret as deep as the ocean? I have good news for you, just like God found me, He will find you precious one. One of my favorite verses is Romans 5:8
“He loved me at my darkest”.
God met me at my lowest, most darkest place and brought me out of the pits of hell and despair. God will do whatever it takes to pursue you, to pursue that one lost sheep. Never give up hope!
These are some of my favorite lyrics and they hit me to the core:
“There’s no shadow you won’t light up. Mountain you won’t climb up, Coming after me. There’s no wall you won’t kick down. Lie you won’t tear down. Coming after me”
Good news!!! He’s coming after you and He’s coming after me!
So the question is if you aren’t lost, how then are you seeking the lost? There’s so many lost sheep in the field still. This is one of the ways we serve the Lord. Who in your church “flock” is missing? One of your friends/family who’s gone astray? Who haven’t you seen or reached out to in a while? I think sometimes in this day and age we get so wrapped up in our own lives and or own problems we’re like leave them alone, their ok they’ll come back eventually. But sometimes it’s what YOU have, your gifting, your word of encouragement, or your hug that they need. I’m preaching to myself as well.
People need to feel loved, cared for, missed or important. Often that is what will keep someone going when they are going through dark times in their life. When those things are missing sadly the sheep will wander either to a good place or bad place.
God has given us a job to do my friend. Build the Kingdom and help find the lost sheep. Bring that one lost sheep home.
For we rejoice when the blind eyes are open and when the captive is set free. We rejoice when the deaf hear and when the lost are found.
Most of the lost sheep are still in the field, we need to get about our Father’s business.
You are NOT some mistake, YOU are precious in His sight, YOU are His Masterpiece, created in His image. YOU are a Trophy of God’s grace!