What have you ‘lost’ of such great importance that you would have cleaned your whole house to find or traveled miles out of your way retracing your steps and then dug through the trash?
Once during a soccer game a small child realized a hearing aide was no longer in one of her ears. Within minutes parents and players from both teams carefully searched the entire field, fearing one of them might step on the sensitive and costly device either burying it in the ground or destroying it. When it was found, a cheer arose as if a winning goal had been scored.
Luke records two parables about celebrating finding that which was lost. Although typically know for what was lost, the first might more accurately be called “The Rejoicing Shepherd.”
How do you welcome strangers?
I will have more to say about Luke 15:1-10 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church at 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 15th.
Robert Shaw, Pastor
A Tip for Parents
Adults often ask children: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” The bigger question is: “How will God use your talents to change the world?”
God forgave Paul and he became an apostle. What might God do with you? What is God inviting you to do today?