For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
At one time or another, you will or have found yourself lost. Whether as a child, separated from your parents at the store or as an adult traveling toward a destination and your GPS leads you to an unknown place outside your knowledge base. At that moment the realization hits you that you are lost.
The only one who was never lost was Jesus. When HE started his ministry, HE looked around and began to intentionally focus on others. Even as a twelve-year-old separated from his family during the Feast, his parents searched frantically and couldn’t locate him until they eventually found him safe and secure with the teachers in the synagogue. Jesus’ only reply was HE was going about doing his Father’s business. Jesus wasn’t lost, but his parents were.
So, who is lost today?
When you look around, you begin to notice how more and more people seem to live with a fearful purpose. Their head is in the clouds and their feet move in the opposite direction from their mouth. They have lost their way.
The worst part though is they don’t realize it. They move with great speed and determination but have no clue where they are going. Or they just woke up from a spiritual stupor and don’t realize whose bed they are laying on. They keep looking for love and companionship in the wrong places. But most often, many are suffering from spiritual dementia and don’t know where their heavenly home is located nor recognize their heaven-bound siblings.
When Jesus preached about the lost, he included you, me, and everyone else in that equation. He demonstrated with parables that:
You are lost because you don’t know where is your true, permanent home.
You are lost because you don’t know where you are going after this life.
You are lost because you don’t even know where you are at in God’s plan.
HIS life revolved around fulfilling the mission given to him by our Heavenly Father – to save the lost.
You and I have a home with Him, His Father, and Holy Spirit. Since the foundation of the world, the Triune God planned to birth a family (Eph.1:4-5). You and I are included.
Through HIS life, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, HE has opened the door for you and I to know HIM, walk with HIM, and learn from HIM in preparation for our eternal role.
Because of HIM, we are no longer lost. We know our home, we know our destination, and we know where we are today. Life aligns up with HIM for now and forever more.
Once we were lost; but today we have been found – in HIM. And so are you!
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