Luke 15:3-4 NIV 2011
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”
Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep was His response to those gathered. He focused on the difference between God’s love and grace with the Pharisee’s lack of compassion for sinners. Luke 15:2, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” David described the Lord as his shepherd. Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Jesus referred to Himself as the Good Shepherd. John 10:11, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Jesus would do what ever it took for His lost sheep and that fact will never change. Jesus still seeks His lost sheep.
I discovered praying for family is an important part of being a mother and this Scripture affirmed that prescient discovery. As a mother and new to studying God’s Word, both Luke 15 and Matthew 18 proclaimed that specific Truth. I knew immediately that was what I was called to do. We want the best for our children especially those that are no longer a part of a church family. So what do we do? We get down on our knees and pray. He’s still seeking them as we pray daily for them.
What lost sheep need our prayers?
Thankful He’s seeking them,