Words from the Heart for Thursday April 12th, 2018
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Luke 19:10 (KJV)
To Seek and Save
The mercy, love and grace of our Lord is shown first in the garden but is also seen in the ministry of Jesus when He came to earth. He did not leave needy people alone in their need. Rather, it is the way of the Lord to seek out those who need His love and power. Can we be like our Lord? Can we take the love of God to people who may not even yet know He cares?
When Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last September, it left many Canadians stranded and seeking the help of the Canadian government. Of the 210 Canadians who had contacted Global Affairs Canada, at least 196 were trapped on the island of Dominica, including 148 students from Ross University School of Medicine. A dozen more were at a separate post-secondary institution on the island. At the time, communications were down and the island’s airports were “dysfunctional,” which made it impossible for planes to land.
It is natural for human beings to reach out to those who are suffering. When someone goes missing, entire communities will head out to search for the person. If human beings can show that kind of compassion and concern, imagine how much more God can. He created us and He loves us. When Adam and Eve allowed sin into their lives, the Bible tells us that God came looking for them. He asks the question “where are you?” when He knew exactly where they were physically. But He also knows the heart and comes after those whose hearts have not yet been redeemed and transformed. Luke 19:10 tells us, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” All of us are lost, separated from God. In love, the Lord Jesus calls out to us, “where are you?” He knows where we are and He has come to call us to Himself. He knows the pain that sin has brought to every human heart, and His love drives Him to come to seek us. Have you heard Him call out to you?
These have been words from the heart.