Posts Tagged ‘The Shepherd’s search’

Matthew 18:10-14 One Little Lost Lamb

I once was lost but now I'm found

I once was lost but now I’m found

Jesus is still in the house in Capernaum teaching His disciples. The young child is either still with them or still on Jesus’ mind.

I’m going to come right out and say, I’m having trouble again today with our study theme. I am currently dealing with a child issue and am struggling to bring my attitudes and behavior in line with Jesus’. The children of today are not the children of Jesus’ time. But the Jesus and God of today are exactly the same as they have always been. Loving, forgiving, and approachable. I CHOOSE to adopt His attitude of love, weather I feel it or not. Forgive me Lord for my attitude. Help me extend Your love, regardless of the result. Help me to listen to You in the moment.

Jesus today says not to despise one of the little ones. Dictionary.com defines despise as: “to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.” Those are horrible words (and attitudes) that I have to confess I have found myself displaying very recently; hence my prayer and my difficulty in writing today. God knows just how to get my attention when I stray. Read more »