Lost Sheep

I live in a rapidly growing area. New people are coming here every day. And they don’t know where they are or where they are going. They will be driving in the left lane and suddenly decide, or realize, that they need to turn right. So they do so – right in front of an unsuspecting motorist. Courtesy is not considered. It is all about “me.”

This is not an unusual phenomenon. You probably see it as you drive each day. It just may be a little worse in places where there are many new residents.

So daily we receive reminders of how the Lord feels while He watches the lost. They are wise in their own eyes (Proverbs 3:7), but don’t know where they are and they certainly don’t know where they are going. They are lost sheep. Many of these lost sheep have no concern for others; it is all about them, their wants and desires.

There are some lessons here for Christians; primarily, the lesson of Forgiveness. As these lost ones selfishly cut us off in traffic, or sin against us, we must forgive. If we do not forgive, at the very least we place barriers between ourselves and the Lord. Immediately following the “Lord’s Prayer” is this caution:

And we have all sinned against the Lord.

Our daily commute through traffic is a small, limited perspective on how the Lord sees those who are lost, as they selfishly run through life. The Apostle Paul told us to pray without ceasing. As we drive, it is an excellent opportunity to pray for the lost. There are so many of them. And, I believe, the time is growing short.

Paul’s admonition to pray without ceasing follows his narrative about the Day of the Lord in First Thessalonians chapter five. In these days of great evil, pray for the lost. May the Holy Spirit send a great revival in America and around the world. May there be millions more souls gathered around the Lord’s high and mighty throne in Heaven.

And may the Lord Jesus come quickly!

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