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 15:7
“We spent months looking all around and talking to the shelters…Anything we could think of, we tried.” This had been one of the conversations from the CBS anchor’s interview with Ritz’s owners, Jason and Liz McKenry. And although the couple continued their positive thoughts; however, sixteen years made such success appear futile. Then a miracle happened and Ritz was finally rediscovered. (To read the full story at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-hartman-on-the-road-cat-ritz-reunited-with-owners/).
The year 2021 will be remembered as the period when families and friends distanced by COVID-19 reconnected physically after nearly two years of separation. While touching the images of young children embracing grandparents, none will compare to Jesus’ description of the prodigal son’s return home and the elderly man running towards his estranged son. Yet, there was no finger pointing or reprimands by the father, only merriment that his son had now been found. (Refer to Luke Chapter 15: 20-31).
While others may care little about a hardened heart and a rebellious spirit, not God: “Who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). Today, there’s a celebration taking place in Heaven, the same celebration that occurred when we, once lost, had finally been found.