“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost…” - Luke 19:10
It’s impossible to love someone and not care about what they care about. Jesus cares about the lost, and the more time we spend with Jesus the more we'll begin to care about those who are far from Him.
Luke 15 is the only time in the Scriptures that Jesus told three parables in a row about the same exact subject. 3 insights from this passage.
#1 – Something was lost. (We live in a world that is lost, without hope because they do not know Christ.)
#2 – A passive attitude was NOT taken towards what was lost. In fact, in two of the three stories an all out search took place…and in the third the father was watching for his lost son to come home. As followers of Jesus what is important to Him MUST be important to us…and Luke 19:10 tells us why He came. We CANNOT be passive towards people who are far from God. (Read II Corinthians 5:16-21)
#3 – When what was lost was found a party/celebration took place. When people receive Christ the church should absolutely LOSE THEIR MINDS! Someone literally crossed over from death to life! And…if heaven rejoices when someone meets Jesus then we, as His followers, must learn to do the same.
Found people find people!