What Are You Searching For?

I have heard all sorts of stories of this past weekend where people rampaged into stores searching for a deal.  Some knew exactly what they were searching for.  After getting their hands on what they wanted, they continued searching for more great deals.  As I considered this, I was reminded of something that happened to a friend in ministry.

He and his family were once sitting watching a movie about a little girl who was lost.  Very thoughtfully his daughter said to her parents, “Do you know what’s worse than being lost?  Not having anyone searching for you.”

Don’t those words resound in your spirit?  When Jesus said, “Go and make disciples,” we can understand it as Him saying, “Go search for those who are lost.”  The word “Go” is probably best described “as you are going along your way.”  Christ is calling us to a life of searching for the lost!  He is challenging us to make disciples as we are going along our way each day.  There are so many who are lost. If you went to the store right now you would be surrounded by people who are lost.  Thinking of what this young girl said, “What is worse than being lost is that no one is looking for you.”  We are so often busily involved with the duties of work and the cares of life that we fail in searching as we go along our way.

I challenge you today to renew your commitment to be searching for the lost.  I challenge you to refocus your priorities as to how you interact with the people with whom you will rub shoulders each day.  Take a few moments and ponder this before you head out the door.

-Pastor Gary

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