“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave
the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
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 that
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Ravi Zacharias tells the story of a little girl who lived right at the edge of a large forest. One day, she became curious and wandered out into those woods. She
got further and further into the darkness and the denseness of that forest until she could not find her way back.
The sun was going down, and it was getting darker. She cried and screamed, but no one came. No one could hear her. Finally, she found a rock and got on top of that
rock, and maybe thought she had some type of safety there, and she wept herself to sleep.
In the meantime, her father had put together a search and rescue team. They were going out through those woods calling and looking until it got too dark for them
to continue. But the father kept looking all night long, and right as the sun was coming up, the father saw his little girl asleep on that rock.
As he came running toward her, and as he called her name, it startled her awake and she looked up and reached out her arms from that rock and said, "Daddy, I found
you!" Well, that's how it seemed to her. But her father knew better. He had searched for her until he held her in his arms again.
Maybe when you came to Jesus, it seemed like you found Him, but can I tell you something? He found you. Praise the Lord, He found you, and He is still seeking,
and He is still searching for others that He wants to find.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 06/04/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under