Teddy Bacon was shocked as he saw his watch slip into the water and disappear off Gibraltar in 1941,while throwing a line from HMS Repulse to the shore. In 2007, workers dredging the harbor where he lost his watch, discovered it amid masses of silt. And because Bacon also left an entry in the harbormaster’s log book with a description of the watch in 1941, workers knew who to send it to. Bacon said, “Now I wear it every day and it keeps perfect time, even after all those years in the water….it is absolutely excellent and I consider it a long lost friend.” It’s always exciting to find a long lost possession. Dr. Luke, in his gospel tells of a shepherd who left his flock of 99 sheep to search for one sheep that was lost. That story points out the loving persistence of Jesus, the Chief Shepherd Who came “to seek and to save that which was lost.” and Who said, “I am the good Shepherd, the Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” How good to know that He is still looking for lost sheep.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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