Wednesday, March 27, 2013


The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

As Holy Week (or Passion Week) nears the end, Jesus' purpose for coming into this world is about to be fulfilled. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Though he was a great teacher, he did not come to give us great volumes of profound teachings. Though he was the King of kings, his purpose was not to set up and reign in an earthly kingdom. He was born with one mission, one goal, one destination. He lived his whole life with singleness of purpose. He knew why he came; he kept that in focus. The cross. The cross was why he came. He came to pay the penalty for mankind's sins by his death on the cross. He came to seek and save the lost.

Lord Jesus, you came with one purpose in mind: to seek and save the lost. That is who we were: the lost. We thank you that because of your sacrifice, we who have put our trust in you can say "were lost" in the past tense. We were lost in sin, but found by you. We were separated from God, but you drew us near. We were your enemies, but you made us your friends. We are eternally grateful for what you did for us. Amen.

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