God Cares About the One – Beloved Women – May 18, 2020
READ: “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:6-7 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: In the game of tennis, the art of line calling can be challenging, difficult, and game-changing. Within the past 20 years, a multi-million-dollar system - Hawkeye has been put in place to appease tennis players seeing what the linesmen often miss. Tennis players know that if the ball hits any part of the line, it’s good. So, they have no problem issuing a challenge especially if they believe the call will go in their favor. Sometimes they’re wrong but often they’re right.
Jesus is never wrong when he goes after the one, that one who might have clipped the line, or who does not know that she is safe within the confines of his love, grace and mercy. So, he leaves those that know for sure and goes after that one lost sheep, searching in all the wrong places for what only He alone can provide.
How many would go after that one? In tennis, the minority matters just like it does in the Kingdom. It’s about competition in tennis, but in God’s game, it’s about love. It's only about love, and He is like Hawkeye searching for you.
There’s joy for the tennis player when he finds out his ball is in play; there is even greater joy when you repent and turn to God. There is joy in heaven over you.
PRAY: Dear Lord, thank You that You go after the lost sheep. Thank You that You found me. Lord, today I’ve decided to be found by You; I commit my life to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: Do you know the Good Shepherd?
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