Here’s a question to ponder. “How do you deal with loss?” When you move into a new home, there is a common thread everyone experiences. “Where did I pack my ________? You find yourself tearing into every box until it’s found. You’re on a mission and nothing will satisfy you until you find what was lost. If you haven’t faced a move lately, maybe you can identify with something that happened to me recently. I had an appointment about an hour’s drive from my house. After 20 minutes on the road, I realized I didn’t have my phone. I turned the car around immediately just to get the phone. I was late for the meeting but I didn’t care. I had to get my phone.
I wonder what would happen if we had that same attitude regarding a person who hasn’t yet met Jesus Christ. Or a friend who walked with a sweet relationship with God but presently is far from Him. Would we stop what we’re doing and immediately go after them? I think this is exactly what Jesus was referring to in the Gospels.
Luke 15:4-6 “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? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’