Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I was lost, but now am found...

We have lost the key to the shed.  Okay, so that is not big deal news.  We loose that key all the time.  We had it on a key chain and it is suppose to stay on the key holder by the front door.  But, Timm has taken up to carrying keys, so he may have been the last one to have it.  The only problem with this is that the key to the riding lawn mower was with it.  And we do not have a spare to either.  Luckily, we have a push mower, so the grass is getting cut.

We have made a little effort to look for the key, but none of us have felt that urgency to find it.  Mike made a comment that he guessed that Timm liked pushing because he hasn't seemed to make an effort in finding the key.  I think it is probably more like he can get the job done, so what does it really matter? 

When we are lost, Christ is totally opposite of this.  He has an urgency to leave everything and go find us. 

Luke 15:1-10
 1Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.  2Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
 3So He told them this parable, saying,
 4"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
 5"When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
 6"And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'
 7"I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
The Lost Coin
 8"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?  9"When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!'
 10"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

I like the story of the lost coin.  This reminds me of me.  I will finally get frustrated when I misplace my keys and start cleaning everything in sight until I find what I am looking for.  I am not very organized, though I try to be.  So when I find something that is lost, I always say, "Look!  I found it!"  I think that God does the same thing when a sinner becomes a Christian.  He looks at all in heaven and says, "Look!  He is found!"

I hope you are found.  I hope that this will help encourage you to keep praying for those who you are wanting to be found by God.  Though it may not be you who helps them find their way, you are definitely an important part of all the lives you touch.  Never forget that!

1 comment:

  1. Great post. It means a lot to me because I've struggling with the fact my little brother still hasn't found God's love.