Posted by: LifeCoach | July 25, 2007

To Seek & Save the Lost

May 30, 2007

Redemption & Reconciliation…

Romans 12:21,
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
The date is April 17, 2007 & President Bush is speaking at the Virginia Tech convocation. He quoted this supernatural verse from Romans. And then he said we must remember that “God is good.”
That was the most appropriate thing anyone could have said on this day.

Then the Reagan journals were published:

“While in severe pain from a bullet wound and fearful that he couldn’t breathe, President Ronald Reagan actually began praying for John Hinkley, Jr. the man who had just shot him….
Reagan wrote: “Getting shot hurts. Still my fear was growing because no matter how hard I tried to breathe it seemed I was getting less and less air. I focused on that tiled ceiling and prayed. But I realized I couldn’t ask for God’s help while at the same time I felt hatred for that mixed up young man who had shot me. Isn’t that the meaning of the lost sheep? We are all God’s children & therefore equally beloved by him. I began to pray for his soul and that he would find his way back to the fold.”

(http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/5/21/174839.shtml)
While Reagan’s theology may have been a bit skewed, what an awesome example to us all of the importance of Forgiveness, Redemption, & Reconciliation.

Sunday I was teaching on Zacchaeus & Luke 19. Jesus left His glorious heavenly throne to seek & save the lost. To go into the homes of sinners.

9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Where are we challenged to leave our comfort zone, seek out reconciliation, forgiveness, or to share our lives with the lost? In the end Love Wins, but it’s a long road of forgiveness & self sacrifice that Began it & Will Win It All.

How do these things effect you?

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Responses

  1. Jenny

    Girl, have you seen this post from another Christian WordPress Blogger?

    http://religionarticles.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/where-have-the-christians-gone-are-you-even-out-there/


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