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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lost and Found

April 5

(Genesis 3:8-9 NIV) "Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. {9} But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?""

(Matthew 18:12 NIV) "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?"

(Luke 19:10 NIV)  "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.""

(Matthew 9:9 NIV) ""As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.""

The love of God can reach into any hellhole and set us free. The Holy Spirit can track us down in every one of our dark hideouts. We have a built in GPS tracking device and God is the master computer. Regardless of how lost we are, God knows our coordinates and will come looking for us. No matter how far gone we are, God wants us home and has provided a way for each of us to reach Him. When God calls out our name it is for our benefit, not His. Coming out from our hidden place and following Him home is the wisest decision we will ever make, but it is a choice that God will not make for us. He can find anyone, but He will not force us to come out from behind the trees, or from behind our tax booth. He comes for us, but we must choose to make a move toward Him. Do it today! Cry out, “Here I am. Come and save me from myself.” -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

1 comment:

  1. October 20th 2008 at the Red River COOP in Hugo , Oklahoma . was in a really dark place in my life , thought it was about over but [long story short] reunited with my Savior that night , been so blessed ever since . some days were pretty dark but they brought me to where I am now. Thank you for taking me back in and thnx Bruce...