Jesus told a parable about a shepherd who had 100 sheep and one went missing. So he left the 99 sheep to look for the lost one.
When he found it, he put it over his shoulder, carried it home, and called his neighbour to rejoice with him because he had found the lost sheep.
This parable demonstrates how great God’s love is for each one of us, even those who believe they do not deserve his love.
He loves us because we are his Creation. He knew us before we were born, knitted us together in our mother’s wombs, and came to earth to die for our sins so that we may receive eternal life.
The parable demonstrates God’s immense love for each of us. It’s unconditional, unwarranted, all-encompassing, and everlasting.
There is so much he wants us to learn about him and the best ways to live our lives and the hope of eternal life we have in Jesus.
If you are lost in the valleys of life, then why not seek out Jesus who longs for you to turn to him at A Church Near You.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep: Luke 15:1-7 NRSVA
1 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’
3 So he told them this parable:
4 ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?
5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.
6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, 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 people who need no repentance.