Read & Reflect
Consider the picture of the shepherd who goes after the lost sheep “until he finds it,” and the fact that he rejoices when the lost sheep is found. Thank God that he sought you, found you and rejoiced over you.
Luke 15:1–7 (ESV)
1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
3 So he told them this parable: 4 “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? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
Write how you have personally experienced Luke 15:1-7 in your life.
- Gratitude Journal & Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Write down three things that you are thankful for.