Friday, January 27, 2012

Lost and Found

I have been helping some young men settle their father's estate and in the course of locating all his assets they were unable to find stock certificates that were quite valuable.  After many months of looking where they thought they should have been, they finally found them in a logical but illogical place.  It reminds me of the parable (Luke 15:8-10) of the woman who had 10 coins and lost one and diligently swept the house in search of it,

That is how Jesus is with us.  When we stray from the straight and narrow and wander off the path of life - we allow ourselves to get "lost".  We wander aimlessly wasting time in needless efforts and activities - all the time Jesus is waiting patiently for us to regain our focus.  Most of us do eventually realize that we have been walking the wrong path and return to Jesus on our own - some never do. The really great thing here is that while we are wandering and wasting precious time - Jesus is always there patiently waiting for us to realize that we are lost - waiting for us to be found.

Deacon Dale