Lost and Alone God Finds You

Lost and Alone God Finds You and Celebrates Us

lost and alone God finds you

Lost and Alone God Finds You

Luke 15, 1:7

15 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man [a]receives sinners and eats with them.” So He spoke this parable to them, saying:

“Lost and Alone God Finds You and Celebrates”

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine [b]just persons who need no repentance.

I am about to teach for the first time a Vacation Bible school at my church, and this is the first passage I am going to cover with the Kids.

However, as I looked it over there was something that stuck out to me like a sore thumb

Here Jesus is giving an example of why he is hanging out with tax collectors and Sinners, the worst of the worst in the eyes of the religious people’s eyes.

His answer can be found in two little words, “likewise.”

Lost and Alone God Finds you?

He’s spent his time saying that a shepherd who was the lowest of the low in the eyes of the Jewish community went out to find a lost sheep. Leaving the 99 behind, and when he found it, he was so thrilled.

Lost and Alone God Finds you!

Jesus went on to explain that he was happier with the one he found that the 99 he already had in the fold.

Yet, God has a party in heaven with the angels over finding one lost Sinner. Even more than the 99 people who do not need saving, because they are in the Lamb’s book of life.

Lost and Alone God Finds!!!!

Have ever been the last guy picked for a team? I have and it sucks.  What Jesus is saying, is He will pick even the last guy, the guy no one wants to be on His team.

We should find encouragement in this passage. Why? Because even if the world says are worthless, that no one cares about. Jesus gets it, and even more so, He cares when the world picks last, Jesus wants all the more. He will do whatever it takes to chase down.

I hope this is helpful any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

In Christ, Teresa Blaes.

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