Last fall Nathan lost his favorite hat. Favorite might be an understatement. When it was cold out he wore it all day every day and often slept in it. The only time it came off was in the tub (I hope). He was bummed and so we looked and looked for it. We drove to two different places he thought he might have left it but we never found it. This past week he was at his friend Kalen’s house and guess what?
After hiding under the snow in Kalen’s backyard all winter long it re-emerged out of the snow! Can I just say he was one happy kid to have found his lost hat?
I couldn’t help but be reminded of the parables of the lost coin, the lost sheep, and the lost son in Luke 15. There was great focus, energy, and time spent in these stories on what was lost. They show us some of God’s heart for those who are yet to have found Him. He is a loving father who has yet to welcome home some of His precious sons and daughters. His focus is on the lost.
Rejoicing with Nathan over His hat was a reminder of how much God rejoices when one lost person is found. I’m praying for those who are yet to believe, praying that I’m ready to share with any one who asks me the reason for the hope that I have, praying that many will return home to the safety of the sheep pin.
Luke 15 :4
4“(C)What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
Prayer: Jesus, I pray that you will open my eyes to see those who are searching for you. I ask for divine appointments and opportunities to share your love and truth. I pray that you will reveal yourself to many through dreams and revelations, bring understanding to them through your Holy Spirit of how much you love them and desire to have relationship with them.