The Scripture speaks often of that which is lost and found. The parables of Luke 15 tell of the sorrow, pain and anxiety of lostness … a shepherd searching for a lost sheep, a woman searching for a lost coin, a father searching for lost sons. All desperate. All longing. All urgently searching. And in each of these parables, all finding and all rejoicing.
Of course, these parables point to the story of our own “lostness” and need to be found. We all live or have lived in the distant country with the prodigal son.
Some still squander their youth and wealth on wild living, others in the midst of famine are alone and long for something to eat. Some aware, some unaware, all lost, all needing to be found.
The Father is looking, waiting for us to come home, longing for us to be found. What keeps you from being found? Others look with the Father, waiting on their prodigal to return. Keep searching, don’t give up hope. There is no greater celebration than finding that which was lost. There is no greater joy than being found.
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