If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.
We have all at one time or another (or perhaps many times) strayed…and have made choices that did not honor God. Isn’t it wonderful that God does not hold grudges? Jesus says that God will always pursue us when we stray and will rejoice when we come back. There is no talk of retribution or punishment…only love. After all…God’s love is unconditional. And as a matter of fact…we have no concept of what that kind of love is until we stray and God finds us in our brokenness. Let that thought settle into your soul.
Suggested song of the day– “How Wonderful to Me” on the Live to Love album.
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Remember…God loves you!