This morning as I sit at Starbucks putting the finishing touches on my message for tonight, I am just absolutely struck by a God who seeks people like me. I hope that truth never grows old or stale, and I’m so thankful for the way that this was brought home again for me this morning. At the end of the story of Zacchaeus, Jesus states his life’s mission. He says, “The Son of Man came to seek and save the Lost.”
I’m sure that like me you have been watching the rescue efforts the last few days that are going on in Haiti. There are some amazing stories that are emerging. Stories of sacrifice, heroism, and miraculous rescue. I just got this picture this morning of God searching for his children in the same way. It’s amazing that we worship a God who WANTS to rescue. He wants to redeem. And he wants to usher us into fullness of life.
I love the way C.S. Lewis puts it when he states:
“To please God…to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness…to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son–it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.”
It’s pretty amazing to think that God values us enough to SEEK and SAVE us!