God Rejoices Over…

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Searching For Christ

‘I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.’  Luke 15:7 (NIV)

Self-righteous men cannot understand why Jesus would be found around people renowned for their shady character.  Do we think we are better off than the common sinner?  Do we think for all our pious acts and religious position we stand in a better light than a person gone astray?  With this kind of jealous thoughts, muttering against the Lord begins.  But does Jesus know what we are thinking?  Does He use this chance to tell us what happens in the Heavenly realms?  Does He use a beautiful illustration of how the flock is left as He goes in active search to recover a precious stray?  In the same way does Jesus use another illustration of…

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