The Parable of the Lost Sheep
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.”
Reckless Love was a song I fell in love with a few years ago. One day I really started listening to the lyrics and realized I didn’t understand all the words in the chorus. “leaves the ninety-nine? Ninety-nine what?” Every time I heard it, I thought about that lyric and wondered what ninety-nine He was leaving. Eventually I gave in to my curiosity and did some research. I found The Parable of the Lost Sheep which gave me the answers I was looking for. In this parable, a shepherd has one hundred sheep and one goes missing. Even though he already had ninety-nine sheep, the shepherd didn’t stop his search until he found the lost sheep. Not only did he leave his ninety-nine sheep in search for one, but when it was found, He rejoiced and shared his excitement with his neighbors. God is our shepherd and we are his sheep. If we ever wander off or get lost, he will always search for us. A single sheep was important to a shepherd, and in the same way, we are important to God. Remember if you ever feel lost, God is searching for you and when he finds you, he will be filled with happiness.
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