By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:24 (NIV)
A young woman was once walking in the park. On her finger, a ring glinted—the most treasured item she owned. As she reached to pick one of the changing autumn leaves, the ring flew off her hand. She was in an instant panic as she scrambled to the ground, overturning leaf after leaf and scraping through the mud. After an hour of searching, with mud-stained elbows and knees, she held it between her fingers. It was hers and she would never lose it again.
The triumph and joy this young woman felt when she rediscovered her lost treasure is the same thing God feels when he recovers one of His lost. When a sinner returns to Him. He’s like the father that prepares a feast for his prodigal son in Luke 15:23.
Rejoice when you see people coming to Christ. Delight in their salvation. Embrace them with God’s love.
Prayer: Father help me to search out those who are lost and help them find you. Place in my path a person today who needs to hear from you. Amen.