Pursuing the Lost

  • March 23, 2017
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I remember when a dear friend gave me a small silver box as a birthday gift, and I thought I lost it.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I remember when a dear friend gave me a small silver box as a birthday gift, and I thought I lost it. I looked everywhere until my husband finally said, “Did you ask Jesus to help you find it?” I felt a little odd praying for something so small, but I stopped and I asked for the Lord’s help. Well, less than an hour later, the silver box was found. I was so happy and the first thing I did was thank God. I laughed, saying, “Oh Jesus, you absolutely delight in finding lost things.” But just then, the Holy Spirit whispered, “You think that gives Jesus delight? Think of how He delights in finding lost people.” Wow, did that hit me! Jesus delights in rescuing lost people. Friend, He’s the Good Shepherd who happily pursues; who delights in searching high and low for the lost. So, may that encourage you today as you pray for those you love who do not know the Lord. 

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