Lost – Monday, August 15, 2022

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost – Luke 19:10

 

A heartwarming story aired during a recent CBS Sunday Morning about a couple’s relentless search for their missing cat named Ritz.  This true event is reminiscent of three parables told by Jesus: the man who loses a sheep, one of a hundred; the woman who loses a silver coin, one of ten; and the man whose younger son takes his portion of wealth and leaves home.  Their commonality is that they lost something/someone of value and the measures taken to find it.   (Refer to Luke Chapter 15).

Although there are many justifiable reasons to feel panic, none is more gnawing than when experienced by a parent if a child is determined lost, which is why every means, no matter the cost, is enforced to ensure that child’s safe return.   It was for this reason Jesus chose to illustrate God’s deep affection for each one of us when we’ve gone astray, through those parables.  That despite the woman’s other coins, the man’s other sheep, and the other man’s second son, they sought to find the missing one.

The aforementioned couple did not stop seeking to reconnect with Ritz, no matter the years.  Neither will God discontinue His attempts to offer new life to those never saved; nor will God stop doing whatever is necessary to bring the lost back home.