Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 20, 2019

The One Who Never Gives Up

“Rejoice with me for I (Jesus) have found my sheep that was lost.” Luke 15:6b “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 (ESV)

Pedaling down our street, my son sped around the neighborhood. The feeling of freedom serenading him as his bike went further and further away from our home. It was a defining moment….discovering territory he’d never experienced before. Totally caught up in the moment and unaware of where he and his friends were going.

Standing at my kitchen sink, I assumed the absence of my son in our backyard meant he and his friends were now playing in the front. Never crossed my mind to think otherwise. My sweet little six year old had never wandered beyond our yard without permission. Clueless to the fact he’d sped out the driveway following his friends home.

But then an unsettled feeling swept over me, and I suddenly felt an urge to confirm my thinking. As I walked towards the front yard, my heart raced – no children were in sight. Panic overwhelmed me quickly and this momma went on a hunt for the one missing.

As parents, we’ve probably all lived moments when our child wandered away. Just the thought of our little one being lost gives us chills followed by all kinds of scenarios in our mind. Blessed this search didn’t last too long and my sweet boy was back in my arms.

While I have limited knowledge of how my son got lost and where he was headed, our Heavenly Father knows it all. Simply put, when we chose to wander away, we are never out of His sight. No matter how far we run. No matter how quickly our feet move in the wrong direction. God’s sees all, knows all and is totally aware of where our destination will lead us. Wonder what emotions overwhelm Him when He sees the road we are taking?

Love God’s sweet persistence in coming after us. Never giving up. Diligently searching fully aware of our rebellious heart resisting Him. Humbled to know He is willing to pick us up and carry us. Deeply moved by God’s love rather than judgment of those who wander away. Close our eyes and we can only imagine His joy in finding one who was lost – found by the One who knows all about us and loves us still.

“Father, our wanderings are more than we dare count. Praising You for rescuing, healing and delivering us from ourselves.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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