Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day we are in Luke 15 on the read a chapter of Luke a day challenge for December... Once again all the commentaries all point to the truths that:
‘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” (v. 7).
I was thinking of what we do if our pet is missing .... It’s unbelievable the extent of how we put flyers out, post on Facebook, call the Animal Hospitals, etc...
While dogs are a great gift from the Lord, it is indeed sad thatas followers of Christ, we can be more concerned to find lost pets than to find lost people.
We easily grow complacent about our participation in the mission and job description Jesus has given to us (Matt. 28:18–20).
The task of world evangelization is so large that we often ignore it. Most of us probably overlook the desperate needs found even in our own communities. Church buildings are often treated as doctor’s offices. Just as a physician waits at his practice for patients to come for treatment, so too do we act as if sinners will of their own accord visit the church in order to find salvation.( Liogoneer ministries)
The task of seeking, however, belongs to the Christian community. As indicated in the three parables found in today’s passage, God’s passion is to seek out the lost. If they died tonight, the unrepentant sinners around us would go to hell, and our concern for these unbelievers is to be so great that we search them out, share the Gospel, and then rejoice when someone trusts Jesus (Luke 15:1–10). Lest there be any doubt about the Creator’s desire to find and be reconciled to lost sinners, the parable of the prodigal son tells us that the Father Himself rejoices when errant men and women return to Him (vv. 11–32).
We who have been found by Christ must never forget our desperation, lostness, purposelessness, and hopelessness before the Savior found us (Eph. 2:11–12). May we go out of our way to find and befriend non-Christians so that we might be used of Jesus to lead them into His kingdom.
Now my friends... listen to this song... It is about the Reckless Love of God... and I never truly understood what this meant until I listened to this song and read this chapter in Luke!!!
Have a blessed day and lets go out and live our job description:
MATTHEW 28:18-20 (KJV and NRSV) And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
Please listen to this song and take in each word!!! Be blessed!!!