I found it, lost it and found it again

For you Millennials who weren’t around in the 1970’s Christianity had a popular campaign in America.  Christians bought bumper stickers that said “I Found It”.  That’s it.  “I Found It”.  It caught a lot of attention.  Everyone wanted to know what was found.

That was the purpose.  Put the bumper sticker on your car and wait for people to ask what you found.  At that point you share the gospel – I found Jesus!

It was catchy and became very well known as these bumper stickers appeared everywhere.

And then the mockers appeared:  “I Lost It” bumper stickers began appearing.  The stickers finally wore off and people forgot about it.  I’m sure that some people found Jesus during this time.  Some may have lost Jesus during this time.

Me personally – I have found and lost Jesus many times in my life.  I don’t know if I ever re-find Jesus after losing him.  I think he finds me.

Luke 15 – the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 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.

 

 

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