God loves you passionately,
wholeheartedly and unconditionally.
However much you may have messed up in your life, whatever your regrets, it is never too late to turn to God. He will accept you and embrace you as a loving father embraces a lost child.
He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.
Jesus tells three parables to show that God cares desperately about the lost.
If you have ever lost anything of value, searched frantically and then found it, you will remember your joy when you found what was lost. Jesus says that that joy is nothing compared to the joy of heaven when a sinners returns to God .
The story of the lost sheep shows that ‘there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue’
(v.7, MSG). The story of the lost coin shows ‘the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God’ (v.10, MSG).
Prayer : Father, thank you that you love me so much and when I mess up, you don’t reject me. The moment I repent and come back to you, you accept me and say, ‘Let’s have a feast and celebrate’ (v.23). Help me to stand fast in my salvation oh Lord in Jesus Mighty name Amen ????