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Jesus came to SEEK and SAVE what is LOST. December 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — charredsmore @ 1:03 am

I realized it has been a while since I have written on my blog.  Many things have been happening, and I must take the time to update you as things are shifting at school and in my heart.  God is so good!

Recently I read a phrase in a book that just stuck to me and wouldn’t let go.  The specifics indicated that the scripture, “Jesus came to seek and save what was lost”, did not just indicate seeking lost souls, but all that has been lost in our lives.  I decided I needed to break this down a little and meditate on this for a bit.  After :looking in the online Webster’s Dictionary, here are some of the definitions found:

Seek:

 1 : to resort to : go to
2 a : to go in search of : look for b : to try to discover
3 : to ask for

4 : to try to acquire or gain

5 : to make an attempt

Save:

 transitive verb 1 a : to deliver from sin b : to rescue or deliver from danger or harm c : to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss d : to store 2 a : to put aside as a store or reserve.

Lost:

1 : not made use of, won, or claimed
2 a : no longer possessed b : no longer known
3 : ruined or destroyed physically or morally : desperate
4 a : taken away or beyond reach or attainment : denied <regions lost to the faith> b : insensible, hardened <lost to shame>
5 a : unable to find the way b : no longer visible c : lacking assurance or self-confidence : helpless
6 : rapt, absorbed <lost in reverie>
7 : not appreciated or understood

8 : obscured or overlooked during a process or activity
9 : hopelessly unattainable

  • Misplaced.  Relationships.  Time.  Treasures.  Talents.  Opportunities. 

After breaking this down, I started considering the reality of Jesus seeking and saving what has been lost in our lives.  He’s after lost souls for sure, but He’s also in the business of redeeming all other things that have been lost in our lives.

I am filled with peace, hope, and joy as I reflect on this truth.  Thank you Jesus for coming to seek and save me and all the things that need redemption in my life.  I am expecting to see movement on those lost things that will be rescued in my life. 

Thank you King of Glory!

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3 Responses to “Jesus came to SEEK and SAVE what is LOST.”

  1. Kristi Says:

    So I was curious about the verse you mentioned, and I think it does just say “save the lost,” not “save what is lost.” But the principle is the same. My favorite verse for this is Joel 2:25: “I will restore to you the years that othe swarming locust has eaten.” And I love that this verse is tucked away in the midst of Old Testament prophesy – the people knew Jesus was going to restore us long before He ever walked on the earth.

    You should post more – you always have good things to say! And you’re enthusiasm for Jesus is definitely contagious. Hope you have a blessed monday!

    • charredsmore Says:

      Thanks for your response and encouragement Kristi! Have a wonderful Christmas!

      Here is the verse in a few different translations:
      (NIV) Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
      (ESV) Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
      (Amp) Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.”

      • charredsmore Says:

        Oh my goodness! You will never believe what happened yesterday…

        My purse had been stolen out of my car about two months ago, and I was pretty sad about the whole thing because my camera was in the purse. Also, the purse was a gift from my mom and I really liked it. Anyway, back when it was stolen, a friend of mine had found a letter that had been in my purse – in the field right by the location where it was stolen. So I did some investigating of my own, and so did my roommate. We found tons of business cards, a book, and my Bible that had been in there, but no camera and no purse.

        Two months have passed now. Yesterday my roommate comes home with my purse! Yes! She found it in that same field, right there in the open. What in the world?!?!? So, now I have my purse back and I am still hoping and praying for my camera to be returned. I love how timely this is! Right after I write this blog about Jesus seeking and saving what is lost. God, you are too funny sometimes!


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