Dee called to share something he thought would make a great devotional. As much as it hurts to have to admit this, he was right.
Last week, Dee loaded some calves into his livestock trailer and took them to the cattle sale.
When he got home, he noticed one of the mother cows mowing and searching for her calf. That was the moment Dee realized God does the same thing. The big difference is that while the cow eventually gives up and goes back to grazing in the pasture, God never stops.
Do you ever feel as if you have lost your way? Do you ever feel like there is huge distance between you and the Maker of the Universe? Do you ever feel like you need help getting back to the person you were created to be?
If any of this applies, know that God searching for you. And God will not give up until you are safe and secure in his home.
Jesus faced a lot of criticism for intentionally relating to those that were considered lost – the sinners.
In response to the complaints from the Holier Than Thou crowd, Jesus explained that God always searches for the lost. He said: “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? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:4-7)
God loves you too much to ever give up on you. He will do whatever is necessary to bring you home. In fact, God loves you so much he would rather die than live without you. That is exactly what he did.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, there are times when I feel lost and alone. Remind me of your continual presence and activity in my life. Bring me home. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
You may be lost but God will find you. He always does.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.