Feeling lost is a terrible feeling.
Years ago on our way out of Disneyland our youngest son, Kyle, was intently looking at his new stuffed animal and got lost in the surging crowd. One moment he was with us and next he wasn’t. I immediately stopped, told my husband and we began the search for him. We went back to the last spot we saw him and began calling his name. The crowd around us thinned as they went to their cars and within about 5 long minutes we found him. As we wrapped our arms around him, big tears welled up in his eyes and he said, “I couldn’t see you, I couldn’t find you.” My husband told him, “You did the right thing- you stopped right where you were. We will always find you, always come back and get you.” Kyle stuck close to me for a while after that and didn’t let go of my hand. I didn’t let go of his either, I wanted my child close.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
Luke 19:10 NIV
Jesus said that He came to seek and save the lost.
He came for the ones that got distracted, swallowed up by the crowd and blinded by those around them.
For the ones who panic and don’t know who or where they are.
Jesus came to:
Seek and save.
Find and hold.
Reclaim and restore.
Many things can cause that terrible “I’m lost” feeling.
It’s a scary feeling.
It’s also very scary to lose someone.
For those who are lost the best thing to do is to stop right where they are and let Jesus find them.
For those who are looking for someone who is lost the best thing to do is to go back to the last place they connected with them and begin calling out their name before their Father in heaven and on earth. He loves them more than you do and will not stop pursuing them until they are found in His love.
Jesus crossed the boundary of heaven and earth to embrace all God’s children. He is our guide through the crushing crowd of fears and distractions. He can see more than we can, is stronger than we are and knows how to bring the lost ones back into His arms.
Where they belong.
Who are you praying for today?