But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 KJV)
The parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the prodigal son are known by practically everyone. In case you do not know these parables, you can read about them in Luke 15. Often enough our focus is on what is lost and not on the one looking. The hero in these parables is the seeker.
Why bother to make so much effort for that one sheep? Aren’t there still 99 left? The yield is good. Why worry about a single coin, while another 9 are left? Or why look out for an ungrateful son, who thought living with you was not good enough?
Simple because the person who seeks is God and He never gives up. Are you the sheep who is lost and don’t know your way back? He seeks after you. Are you the coin, and you are not aware that you are lost? He does everything in His power to find you. Or are you the son, and know that you are lost and return with your “tail” between your legs? He is waiting for you to welcome you.
Friend, God does not give up on you. He loves you with an everlasting love. It knows no end. Talk to Him today. Tell Him everything that is in your heart and let Him do for you what you cannot do for yourself. God bless and have a blessed Sabbath.
Author: Pastor Chester Hinds