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LOST AND FOUND


Don't you love it when you find something that is lost? Don't you want to tell everyone that the valued possession has been found? That is exactly how I feel about My lost sons and daughters. Haven't you ever had others stop and help you find something that you lost? Doesn't it make you feel good when somebody cares about the item you lost and is willing to take the time to help you? I feel the same way! 


For this is why I sent My Son! How I long for My children to come home! Aren't you glad that someone found you when you were lost in your sin and despair? So many are deceived and do not even realize they are lost. Will you show them the way? For My arms are open wide to all who will come to the Cross of Christ. Salvation is a free gift but so many do not think they need to be saved. So many believe their good works are enough. 


My Son declared "It is finished" because He met the requirement of the law. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. That is the good news! Jesus met the requirement for all. I implore you to look around you, for the fields are ripe for harvest! Share the gospel. Tell My lost children there is a way back home! 


Luke 15:4-7, 8-10, 20-24 The Message (MSG)

4-7 “Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.


8-10 “Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: ‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’ Count on it—that’s the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God.”


20-21 “When he was still -a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: ‘Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son ever again.’

22-24 “But the father wasn’t listening. He was calling to the servants, ‘Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We’re going to feast! We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here—given up for dead and now alive! Given up for lost and now found!’ And they began to have a wonderful time.


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