Posted: May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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For the last few blogs I have talked about some of the “hard words” of Jesus. In John 6, Jesus speaks of the reality of the Holy Spirit drawing someone to Christ. So this morning, I am grateful that we have a God who seeks us to find us because we do not naturally look for Him.

When Adam sinned, he ran and hid. God came looking for Him. It is the natural response of our sin nature to run away from God. In Luke 15 Jesus tells a parable to the Pharisees. There are three different parts. There is a lost sheep, a lost coin, and then a lost son.Jesus says that a shepherd who has 99 safe and secure sheep, but one missing, leaves the 99 to find the one. He tells of a woman who has 10 coins, loses one, and turns her house upside down until she finds the one. Then he speaks of a son who rebeliously leaves home and squanders his life, and of a Father who lovingly looks for His Son to return.

Jesus is the shepherd who left the glory of heaven to come find the lost sheep. The Holy Spirit is like the woman feverishly turning her house upside down to find the lost coin. And God the Father is lovingly waiting for his children to return. So today, I am very grateful for a loving God who finds us. A loving God who found me.


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