Lost and Found July 8, 2016

Recently the story of a Japanese boy lost in a remote forest came to a happy ending when he was found in a military hut. He had survived on water alone for six days. Jesus told a story of a lost sheep who was sought for by a loving shepherd until he was found. The story is an illustration of Jesus, as the good Shepherd, who gave Himself on Calvary’s cross for the sheep. You and I are in that story too because Isaiah, referring to our innate tendency to do wrong, wrote, “all we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way. The Bible also tells us that “Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost.” At Calvary, Jesus made it possible for all who are willing to come to Him, to have forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. When that takes place, it is indeed, a “happy ending story” open to all.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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