2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NIV)
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
A sister never gave up hope in finding her long lost brother. She spent two decades searching for him. They had been separated and adopted out and records were sketchy at best in terms of locating his adoptive parents. She had almost given up until her searching paid off…Her brother was found! After twenty years of searching, she found him and a tale of reconciliation could finally be told. It would be hard to describe the emotions in that room when she finally glanced at him as he entered…how the tears must have flowed freely as images of her brother as a child swam in her head. The tearful reunion after such a vacuum of time, lost time had separated them.
Stories like these happen all of the time. What a day of celebration when families get reconnected after so many years! It is certainly a joyful time I would imagine. I’ve never actually been to one of those reunions; I’ve never been separated from my family for more than a few weeks at best. But you almost don’t have to, in order to imagine the overwhelming joy and happiness that is poured about that lost, now found soul.
So it is within the Kingdom of Heaven. Christ has searched for us, has extended Himself to the very cross to that we might be reconciled with our rightful family! All of heaven rejoices when we are at last reconciled to the Father through Jesus His son and the shedding of His blood for us. What a wonderful tale of reunion is told every time a soul who was lost is now found again! Like the sister in the story, Christ never stops searching for us and He wants us to be found!
Are you in need of being found today? Do you know someone who is still lost in this world? Christ is searching, and wants so desperately to reconcile the lost back again to the Father!
-Just a thought!
Beautiful – I’m so glad God saw fit to adopt me into His family!