“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10, NKJV). Have you ever had one of “those days” when things just don’t go smoothly? Of course. We all do. And I have today. As I sit writing this, since morning I have lost a notebook, lost my dishtowel, and lost a document on my computer. I think I need to set up my own personal Lost and Found at home—except I haven’t found any of the missing items yet. I still have hope I eventually will. In Luke 15 Jesus talked…
“I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:” Ezekiel 34:16 Bible reading this month has been in the Book of Ezekiel. It is rather difficult reading and there is so much of it that is hard to understand. God is dealing with judgment on the nation of Israel and on other nations. But here and there a verse stands out and speaks to our hearts in a special way, like this one in Chapter 34. I have…
ul>“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” (Matthew 18:12 Holy Bible, New Living Translation). If anyone has ever gone missing from your community, especially a child, you remember the dedicated efforts to locate that person. Panic turned to organization, involvement and support. Volunteers forgot daily routine and plunged into the search, often leaving other family at home. Jesus told the story of the missing sheep as a reminder where the shepherd cares so much for a missing sheep, he leaves the flock safely behind to rescue one lost sheep. If you’ve gone missing, or wandered away, hang on. Rescue is on the way.
Prayer : Thanks for bringing me home, Lord. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore