Do you know the joy of finding something precious that you had lost? GOD’S LOVE FOR THE LOST is seen in His great joy in finding the lost. Jesus shows us this with a few parables. A man loses one sheep out of a hundred and goes after the lost sheep until he finds it; a woman loses one coin out of ten and searches carefully until she finds it. Both parables end in joyful celebration over finding that single one that was once lost. "In the same way," Jesus says, "there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (Luke 15:1-10)
Now the question changes. Do you know the joy of being sought and found by God? We are by nature lost and helpless in sin, no more able to 'find God' then a lost sheep can find its way into the flock or a lost coin can jump back into a purse. But GOD’S LOVE FOR THE LOST reaches from the heights of heaven to the depths of the earth; He sent His Son to seek and to save what was lost. Even now He seeks you – YOU. He calls out to you with the good news of forgiveness and eternal life to rescue you from your lost condition.
Come and see GOD’S LOVE FOR THE LOST. …A celebration awaits!
Come visit us at CHRIST OUR REDEEMER for more of this message of God's grace!
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.