“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’” Luke 15:6
“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’”
God is on a never-ending search for the lost and missing. God is like a shepherd looking for a lost sheep, a woman searching for a lost coin. When Jesus visited the home of Zacchaeus in Jericho, Luke records that Jesus told the Pharisees “For the Son of man came to seek and save the lost.”
God was always at work to save his people. One time he sent a little shepherd boy with a few stones and a sling shot to whip a Philistine giant. After the resurrection of Jesus, God sent the Holy Spirit, the promised comforter, Counselor, to serve as the continuing presence of God in the lives of His people.
Yes, we live in the post modern world, a world filled with people who are insecure about their eternal destiny. We are surrounded by people who have been told “there are no absolutes.” They are lost. The salvation of God has come to us so we can pass it on to others. “The church was created to be the people of God to join Him in His redemptive mission.” to seek and save the lost. The church was not created to serve itself. The Church is the Bride of Christ, designed for repro- duction, accepting people whom God brings to our doorsteps.
The mission of God is to search for those who are spiritually lost or living under a false theol- ogy. God sought out Adam and Eve; God rescued his people so they could be His partners. They were chosen to be the “priest of God” representing Him to the whole earth. And so Jesus has chosen us to be the representative of the Father.
God is calling us listen for the voices of those calling out of the darkness, seek the lost and re- joice when the lost are found. Will you today join in the army of those seeking the lost?
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