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That we are actually searched for and sought after by the Good Shepherd.
Why does Jesus care about me?
Jesus - Flock - Problems - Doubts - Times
Why does Jesus want me in his flock when I’ve got so many problems, so many doubts, so many fears…when I fail so many times to live up to who I want to be and who I think he has created me to be.
Thankfully that’s not the economy of Jesus.
God - Way
God doesn’t judge the way I do.
God/Jesus is Gracious and loving and forgives.
God - Sheep - Coin
God searches for the lost sheep and the lost coin.
God/Jesus celebrates the Lost One when it is found.
Too often I cannot even fathom this!
Too often I cannot comprehend this amazing love, care and compassion.
People - Jesus - Lost - Sheep - Lost
People who don’t know Jesus yet. They are the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coins of the world, not me.
Really, I am the Lost Coin in need of finding, in need of being carried home, in need of being celebrated by my Creator.
What does being celebrated really look like?
What will it take for me to really receive that celebration?
To receive being Found?
I know from experience that sheep are very stubborn.
Just like I am.
So what if the lost sheep doesn’t want to go with the Shepherd?
What if the sheep thinks they know more than the Shepherd?
I think the Shepherd sits down on a rock or on a grassy hill and lets that silly sheep just be alone for awhile.
Waits - Care - Compassion - Patience
He watches her and waits for her to notice his care and his compassion and his patience.
A wise teacher named Rujon Morrison once said, “ God has manners, God doesn’t barge in, God knocks, and waits for us to open the door.” The point is that we have the handle on the door. We have the ability to open up and let God in. You and I have the ability to let God/Jesus...
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