Lost But Found

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Posted by Lezlie Winberry

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“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke19:10)
            “Oh, my gosh! I don’t know where my checkbook is!” Most of us have lost something of value at some time in our life, or so we thought. In reality, it’s not lost. There is One who knows exactly where the item is or what has happened to it.
 Thirty-six years ago.
            Have you found her yet?” He asked, knowing the answer.
            “No, Sir, but we will keep searching,” the winged-beings assured their Maker.
            “Any clues?” The eyelids of the Father rose a bit, but a warm electrical wave rolled forth from his presence, and the servants rested for a minute in peace.
            “Yes, she entered that clinic.”
            “I see.” The Father glanced downward—his hand rubbing his hairless chin. “We will soon have a newborn joining our kingdom family.” While sadness seeped from his words, the peace the King carried remained. “You best be going. She’ll need you when she awakes.”
            “But what if . . .”
            “I know. She may not welcome you this time, but soon.”
            “Of course, your Majesty. You alone know the condition of the hearts of your creation.”
            “Yes. Even though she seems lost, her “name is found written in the book.” (Dan. 12:1c)
            Three and a half years later, 1981.
            “I’ll go to church with you this one time if you promise not to bug me about going again,” she had told her new friends. They agreed, believing that God had prepared her for the day.
            “Make sure nothing stops her from going,” the King told her Protectors.
            “We’re on it, Master,” their faces beamed. “Now that a new child grows within her, she seems to have slowed down in her pursuit of self-destruction.”
            That Sunday.
            “Oh, Dear God, can you ever forgive me?” Tears soaked her six-month protruding belly.
            The words, “I already have, my child,” melted her once hardened heart. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.” (Rom.6:23)
            “And my first child?”  
            “Resting in the arms of the Savior.”

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