Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lost Child, Lost Sheep

These two images seem to go together, The Lost Child and The Lost Sheep.   Jesus seemed to understand how much word pictures spoke to us and taught many lessons through parables.   We, who are parents, know how long and how far we would search for a lost child.   In the same way Jesus will search for us.  It's a picture to help us understand His love for us.  It's more than just the search for the lost, it's also bringing that one back into the fold.   We are never truly lost to God.   He always knows where we are.   His desire is to have us near and safe, cared for as only He can.   Children need a father.  Sheep need a shepherd.   We all need a Savior.

Luke 15: 3-7 (NIV)

 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Hymn - Brooke Fraser

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