Lost, Found, Joy

Jesus tells a story about a lost sheep and the shepherd who searches for it, and brings it home with joy. He tells a story about a lost coin and the woman who sweeps her house for it and when she finds it, she celebrates! Then Jesus says He’s not talking about a sheep or a coin, a shepherd or a woman. He’s talking about people who are lost, the God who cares for them, loves them and searches for them, and when He finds the lost, He brings you all the way with great joy. Jesus’ story is meant to convict the “insiders” about their lack of love and concern for lost people, and comfort people who are lost, that no matter how far you may feel you are from God, He loves you enough to seek you out until He finds you and brings you home!

Scripture: Luke 15:1-10