"Suppose someone among you had one hundred sheep and lost one of them. Wouldn't he leave the other ninety-nine in the pasture and search for the lost one until he finds it? And when he finds it, he is thrilled and places it on his shoulders. when he arrives home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Celebrate with me because I've found my lost sheep.' In the same way, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who changes both heart and life than over ninety-nine righteouls people who have no need to change their hearts and lives." Luke 15:3-7
If a lost one is found and God celebrates with his "friends and neighbors," maybe we can tell the extend of our friendship with God if we too celebrate when one who has been lost is really found, converted, transformed. Let us never be the judges; let us be the friends of God who long for the return of all God's created souls!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth