LOST, found and rejoicing!
I FOUND A PIKACHU!!!
Sadly, I didn’t. But if I did, I promise I’d be telling everyone about it and having a huge party to celebrate!
At the end of the parable about the lost sheep, Jesus explains what it’s really about in Luke 15:7, and who will be celebrating:
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent.
There’s gonna be a party in heaven! When anyone repents, God throws a huge party in heaven and everyone celebrates with much rejoicing! Repentance means turning away from all the wrong in our lives, and turning back towards God. It’s a complete change of life that happens when we trust Christ and start following him.
Sometimes people think that being Christian is about being as boring and spoilsporty as possible. But God doesn’t think that. He thinks it’s the most exciting thing ever.
What difference does it make to your life, following Christ? Does it make your life more boring or more satisfying? Does it make you more joyful or more miserable?