Friday, September 30, 2011

The Lost Sheep

This months's blog will be my shortest because Jesus is very clear in this parable:

Luke 15:1-7: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

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? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."

Always remember this scripture as Christians. There are many lost sheep out there that we can choose to ignore through the world's acceptance of the fallen world or we can decide to try to guide them towards the light of God's love and blessings.

All I can say is from my own experience, anyone who leads someone towards God and saves someone from the fallen world will receive a multitude of blessings.

Peace be with you,
Michael J. Cox