Now Where Did I…?

It never happens to me unless I’m rushing to go somewhere or I have to do something quickly. Whatever I need, is lost. It almost never happens when you have nothing urgent to accomplish. How many times have you sat at a stoplight and asked yourself “Wonder where the remote control is?” Probably never. But when you have 1 minute until your favorite program comes on, that little piece of plastic pops into your head and…it’s gone.
We all lose things. Car Keys, Wallets, Pens, Children at Wal-Mart. 🙂 When we discover they’re missing we’re moved frantically to search and find them.
The BIBLE tells us that those of us who have not accepted JESUS as our Lord & Savior are like lost sheep, coins and even a lost son.
JESUS explains in Luke Ch. 15 through parables that each time these people desperately search for their item and find it, they celebrate!
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (Luke 15:3-7)
Right now JESUS is searching for his lost sheep. Day after day you may feel the Holy Spirit tug at your hear saying “Repent and come with me”. He’s urgently trying to locate each and every one of them. The urgency is because time is short. Even if you accepted JESUS, but have stumbled a bit, now is YOUR time to come back. Recommit your life to him.
Each one of us has things that we wish we would have never done, or wish we could stop doing. The good news is that ALL of it can be 4-GIVEN 4-EVER. All you have to do is ask.
Say “Jesus, I don’t like the direction my life is heading, I have sinned. I turn from that sin now and want to follow you. Please come into my life and help me turn away from my sin.” AMEN.
If you prayed that prayer, you’re not alone. Reach out, we’ll walk beside you as you take your next steps in your new life.
Next time you lose someTHING…remember to pray, Because someWHERE…someONE is “lost” as well.

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