Searching For The Lost – Devotional

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Searching for the lost

Luke 15:4-5 “ What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.”

In life, we pursue what we value. For some, it may be a job, money, or a home, while for others, it may be their family. Whatever we value, we make an effort to ensure that everything goes well with it.


The shepherd in the parable left the 99 sheep and went after the one lost sheep. He searched until he found it and rejoiced with his family and friends. He said that in heaven there is even more joy over one sinner who repents.

Today, many would have forgotten about that one and focused on the 99 sheep. However, this shepherd shows love and compassion for that one lost sheep. He viewed each one with great value and rejoices with his family and friends because he has found what was lost. This demonstrates how heaven rejoices when a sinner comes to repentance.

Our desire must be to see souls saved for the kingdom of God.


God wants us to be good managers of everything He has given us. So, if there is someone in your life who is lost, go search for them and bring them home. Don’t give up on them, leaving them to the elements of this world.

Before you go, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide and show you how to approach the situation. He will instruct you on what to do.

God doesn’t want you to give up on anyone but to value every life.

Here are some action steps I want you to take: Today, write down those individuals in your life whom you have given up on and pray for them until you see God redeem them.

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