Monday, April 14, 2008

Lost...and Found

Did you know that according to the Dept of Statistics the average American spends one full year of their life looking for lost things. That is amazing that we spend this time looking for kids shoes, the car keys, our shades that are on top of our head or maybe just our mind.

Jesus spent 3 years searching, his whole ministry. He was not hunting for material things, but for lost people. He did not search amongst the "popular people" or the socially acceptable people. He search among the sinners. That is where he found Matthew, Mary Magdalene, Peter and John. He went to those that so need Him.

Jesus continues today to search for those among us that are lost. Where did he find you? Living like a rebel(that was me), out partying with your friends? Or did he find you sitting in a church pew, convinced that you had everything together. You had the religion thing down. You knew the routine, the right things to do or say but you were just not getting him.

I know that He continues to look every second of everyday for us lost souls because we count to Him. He values us and He places worth on our lives no matter where we come from, what we have done in the past. You are his beloved and he smiles and rejoices when we repent and turn from our sinful ways and choose to follow him. He will always welcome us home.

"So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15:20