If you are a believer, you’ve probably pondered the amazing truth of how Jesus saved you by sacrificing himself. It is an incredibly humbling truth, especially when we think about how undeserving we are to have the perfect, faultless son of the almighty God take on our sin and punishment so that we may have eternal life in heaven. It boggles the mind, but that is just what he did. But before he could save you he first had to find you. Luke chapter 19 verse 10 says:
"For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost."
Every human being is born lost in their sin. It isn’t something we necessarily chose, it is in our nature - a nature that had been altered and redefined when Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning. No need to lament about it, it’s just the way it is. But God sent his son. And in Luke we’re told that he came to seek and save what was lost. I encourage you to give that verse your full attention. Jesus came to seek you out. He knew you were lost in your sin and that the only way out was for him to save you. That was his mission. You, me and everyone who has ever lived and will ever live was his mission. I hope that makes you feel a bit more loved and a bit more important today.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.” You as well as everyone else from the beginning of time to the end of time was Jesus’ mission. But God also chose to give us free will. You have the freedom to choose Jesus and accept his sacrifice for you which would give you the privilege to live in Heaven for all eternity, or you have the freedom to reject him - to allow the penalty of sin to remain on you for all eternity. And the penalty of sin is death - eternal death in hell. I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to accept what Jesus did for us. It was his mission to seek and save what was lost. Are you lost? Jesus wants to find you today, to save you, and to write your name in the book of life.