Friday, September 27, 2019

Where Are You?


Matthew 18:12-13
What do you think?  If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?  And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.

Where are you?
Where have you gone?
I've been calling
Seeking you
Alone
For you are precious
Beloved by Me
Beyond measure
My ultimate treasure
Has no beginning
Has no end
Let Spirit embrace
The who I made
Crafted
In perfection
I'm seeking, calling
Where are you?

Amen

20 comments:

  1. I suppose there is one thing we may have missed in that reading from Matthew. We read that Jesus would go searching for one lost sheep, one lost sinner, and there will be joy in Heaven when he repents. What the reading does not remind us is that God would search for and forgive the lost sinner again and again and again.

    God bless.

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    1. Great observation, Victor! The Lord doesn't wish for a one of us to be lost, and will keep on calling, and keep on forgiving when we repent.
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Lovely, Martha. The poem infers all that can be if we are found. I love the way you showed us that without coming out and telling. Great job.

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    3. Thank you, Nells! So glad you enjoyed the poem.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. That's one of my favorite verses, Martha. Love what you've done here. Where, indeed!

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    1. Mine, too, Mevely! Glad you enjoyed the poem, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Perfect 4example of the loving shepherd who always seeks and never quits. Well done Martha.

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    1. Thank you, Bill! So grateful for our loving shepherd who never gives up on us.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. A great reminder, no matter where I have wondered off to... God is always looking, calling, seeking.... and when he finds me, he will wrap His arms around me and love me, hold me, and carry me back to the flock.

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    1. Amen, Ryan, that He will do, each and every time we wander away.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. I sometimes use a prayer/response practice that involves writing a prayer with my dominant hand (right) and writing a response with my left hand. One response said "You can turn in no direction I am not." This response was full of reassurance that no matter where I turn, God is there.

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    1. Oh, I love that practice, Galen! And that response you shared here is so powerful. I'm going to have to try that.
      And God is always and ever present when we are aware.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. This is so beautiful! It made me think of the song, "A Fugitive from God." May He bless you!

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  7. I’m with you on the losing thingy. I dislike losing too, so much so that I can be a really bad sport. The good news is - we are all winner if we live a Christ centered life. That’s the best winning of all.

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    1. Oh, Nells, I've had to wear that label of "bad sport," too, much to my chagrin. But in living for Christ, we are absolutely winners, hands down. Now, let us remember that!
      Love and blessings!

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    1. You are too kind, Jean! No, not a new book, at least any time soon.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. What amazing love and compassion our God shows to us. He seeks us. At times we may pursue Him to find that He's pursuing us.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Exactly, Kim! When we turn to pursue Him, we find out that He has sought us out all along. Oh, what love the Father has shown us!
      Love and blessings!

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