Wednesday, June 8, 2011
“And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
and goes home. In the same way, I tell you, there will be
more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
the ninety-nine who do not need to repent
Luke 15:5, 10. (NIV)
The parable of the lost sheep speaks to our hearts as we see people won to Christ. God accepts us with joy. He’s thrilled to rescue us from our life of sin. The angels join in with exuberance when one caught in sin turns away and asks Jesus into his or her heart.
This joy the angels have is greater than what they feel for those who already belong to God, They really get excited because another soul has been redeemed from the enemy and the kingdom of God has grown.
As God’s children, we are to witness to those around us who have fallen in sin. We are to live our lives in such a way that they see God and His work in our lives. Our lives are to make people of the world want what we have-Christ in our hearts- for themselves.