The life of Jesus is chronicled in the Bible in four books. And we call those books Gospels. You may have heard the term the four gospels, and those are the four first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, each written by different authors. And that makes it very interesting because, as you know, an author has kind of a way of writing, a way of seeing the world. And each of these authors presented Jesus, the same Jesus, but with a different focus.
Have you ever felt like an outcast? You ever felt left out? Like you didn’t belong, like you were ostracized, people turning their back on you? Have you ever felt like you just weren’t valuable enough. If you have ever felt that way or you feel that way right now, Luke is the book for you, and I would encourage you to dive DEEP into the book of Luke.
My next few blogs will be my thoughts on stories of Jesus that are found in the book of Luke. These are stories that speak messages of hope to the outcast. These stories are for all of us because we all feel like outcasts at some point in our lives, maybe even today.
Luke 15 tells three stories about lost things: sheep, coin, sons. As you dive deep into these three stories, you will walk away with so many ideas and interesting thoughts. But the one thing that keeps coming back to me as I read these stories is this:
GOD IS IN THE BUSINESS OF FINDING LOST THINGS
If you feel lost today, know this: God is looking for you and if you allow him, he will find you, rescue you, and change your life to something more amazing than you could ever imagine. God has not turned his back on you, no matter how you feel about yourself right now. Just stop running, and get ready for a completely better life.