John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Acts 13:47, For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have placed you as a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the end of the earth.’
Acts 20:24, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”
At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been in a teaching series entitled, “The Heart Of Jesus!” Sunday, we looked at Luke 15, where Jesus tells a series of stories about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. Each of those stories tells us something about the heart of Jesus for those that are lost. The fourth thought of the week is: God wants us to tirelessly pursue the lost sheep, lost coin and lost son in our lives.
The shepherd never stops pursuing the lost sheep until the wayward sheep is back in the fold. The woman never stops looking for the lost coin until it is found and back with the other coins. The father never rests until the lost son is back with the family. That’s the way God is. We were all created for a proper relationship with God, and until we are back into a right relationship with God, God will never stop pursuing us. If you have wandered from the faith, don’t ever forget that God will never stop searching for you, looking for you and calling you home.
Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D