“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?” --Luke 15:4
Sometimes when I’m walking Lexi I see “Lost Dog” posters hung up around the neighborhood. It must be terrible to watch your dog run off into the woods, to call and call and get no response, or to wake up to discover a rent in the screen door and your dog gone. A person would do everything she could to find her lost dog: knock on doors, question the neighbors, call Animal Control, make posters, even drive around town with the windows down calling the dog’s name. When we are lost, God does the same for us. This is the modern-day urban version of the parable of the lost sheep. When we go our own way, when we chase after something we can’t catch, when God calls but we don’t answer…God will do everything he can to find us. “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep,” says the Good Shepherd (Luke 15:6). The lost dog is happy to be home.
Dear God, When I am lost, find me. Amen