““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?” Luke 15:4 NIV
Is that a question? I don’t think my answer would be an automatic yes. I mean, what if when I come back other sheep have gone away? Then I’d have compound the problem. However this is what Jesus shares in this chapter through the use of this parable, then the ‘lost coin’, and the prodigal son.
What kind of love, pursuit, and commitment would’ve take for someone to take this apparent reckless action? Is this the kind of God we have? A kind that has relentlessly sought us out every time we turn and walk away? It sure seems like.
Our God is a loving, committed, and relentless God that goes ‘out of his way’ for us. Our devotion to God isn’t out of duty, though he is worthy, but out of appreciation. Thank you God for walking into the mess tocome and find me.
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