What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:4
Life can be very overwhelming, when we think about our relationship with God, its easy to convince ourselves that God is too busy for me or doesn’t even know me. However when you listen to the teachings of Jesus, God leaves the 99 righteous to go find the 1 who is unsaved
This seems to contradict what we see in modern day Christianity. “Churches” hang out in social clubs and how many of them are going after unsaved people? Mission trips are good but if you cant even evangelize to your next door neighbor, why are you traveling across the world? Go preach the gospel to your neighbors first!
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Luke 15:5
What happens when that sinner comes to Christ? He rejoices! He carries you on his shoulders! Don’t reject Jesus out of fear of your past sins, the debt has been paid by Christ already. Come with repentance and the Lord will carry you home!
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:6-7
All of Heaven rejoices when you repent and come back to the Father! There is no condemnation for those who are in Jesus Christ. Are you lost today? Are you hiding in your sins? Jesus the Good Shepherd is calling you today, answer the call and let him carry you to the Father Amen!