He calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ / ‘She calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ / ‘It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’
Yesterday you considered that God is with you, and that he goes before you and makes a way for you. But there is more than that too. He does not just walk before you, he has actually come out to find you! Over and over, Jesus tells stories that describe him as the crazed lover, the one that defies all logic and reason to go out and find something that he loves. Did you know that it is you? It is you that he goes out to find. Pray and ask God to open your eyes to the remarkable reality that he loves you, individually and specifically. He loves you enough to leave everything, come and find you, and take you home.