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Todays Thought – October 2


“Do you know where John is?” I noticed it was very quiet.

“I thought he was with you!” came the panic tinged reply.

“Johhhn!” I dashed out of the den into the kitchen, then into the dining room.

By this time the whole house was mobilized, all of us rushing around looking for the diminutive toddler.

“He’s not here!”

The shock contracting my chest was so crushing I could hardly breath.

What would you do if your child or one of your family members disappeared? In the above scenario it could only be imagined what would unfold for this family the longer tiny John was missed. Immediately the family would rush outside, 911 would be dialed, and family, friends and the community would be mobilized.But, ever notice th difference in the reaction in your own church, among your spiritual family? A young Christian disappears from the flock–what happens? Does anyone notice? Does anyone care?

Matthew 18:1213 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep , than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Here is a related post from a friend!


October 1, 2007 - Posted by | Spiritual Growth


  1. Paul, this is an important post. For not only do we rejoice that Jesus sought us…and found us, we also must do our part to find the lost, to recognize their troubles, and to do all we can to guide them into the fold.


    Shirley Buxton

    Comment by Shirley | October 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hello, Shirley!

    To be more like Him!!


    Comment by bereans | October 4, 2007 | Reply

  3. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

    And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

    Comment by Voice of Reason | October 4, 2007 | Reply

  4. Paul, and all who read here.

    If you can take the time at all, please go to my devotional for today. Couple of questions for you…won’t take long.

    Blessings always,

    Shirley Buxton

    Comment by Shirley | October 4, 2007 | Reply

  5. I don’t even want to think about it. You take your kid to the playground they duck behind the jungle gym and you freak out.


    Comment by Larry | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  6. So much truth in that, Larry! Would that we were the same about the spiritual babies, huh!


    Comment by bereans | October 10, 2007 | Reply

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