This week I’ve continued to ponder the value of the one or the individual.
In Luke 15 Jesus tells three stories; one about a man who looses one of his hundred sheep, the second about a woman with ten coins who misplaces one, and the third was about a man with two sons and one goes missing.
In each case there is great joy and celebration when that which was lost was found.
7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
10 In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”
24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.
(Luke 15: 7,10, 24 NLT)
These verses illustrate the amazing value our Father places on the individual and the great joy and celebration that takes place as the lost are found. In looking at the big picture it’s easy to loose sight of the one.
Let’s remember the big picture is all about the one!
How do we change a city? One life at a time!
It’s restored individuals who are connected to God’s purpose for their lives that become the many!
This Sunday we will rejoice and celebrate in the grace and goodness of God. Let’s also celebrate what He’s doing in the lives of individuals and expect to celebrate as the lost are found!
Continue to pray for the One and really believe to see salvations in our services.
See you in Church!