“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10, NLT
If someone was lost and in need of directions, the last thing you would say is, “Why are you so lost!? Don’t you own a map!?” It is rude to talk this way to someone who is having trouble getting to their destination. Likewise, it is rude to say to a lost and unsaved person, “Why are you so lost!?
If it wasn’t for Jesus and His abundant grace and mercy, we would all still be lost, looking for anything and anyone to satisfy the desires and cravings of our flesh.
Every saint remembers that person that loved them when they were a dirty sinner. Every true woman or man of God can recall vividly that special someone that God sent into their lives at the right time to look past their sin and love them. We have been given the ministry of reconciliation, not the ministry of humiliation, judgement and condemnation.
God is saying today: “I want to know will you let Me work through you to win the lost back to Me? Will you let Me love them through you? You are the only one they see. You are My hands and you are My feet in the earth. Don’t you see it is My will that none perish, but that all will come to know Me and My love. Yes, your spouse. I desire to save him. Your child. I desire to place them on a firm foundation. Your parent. Your old friend. I long to receive them into My arms, but I need you to not criticize them for being lost. My love covers their multitude of sins. Didn’t I wash you clean? Didn’t I forgive your wrong? Haven’t I blessed you with newness of life? As I’ve loved you, love them. Go and tell those who are lost that I’m calling them to come home to Me.”
Prayer: Yes, Father God. I hear you and I receive your instructions. Help me to never forget it. In Jesus name. Amen.