Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Rev. 3:6)
Do you remember what it feels like to be lost? What about that time you went to the store with your parents and decided to play “hide ‘n’ seek” in the clothing racks, but you didn’t tell anyone you were playing. Yup, you know that moment. All of a sudden you were lost without your parents. Panic set in, you couldn’t think straight, and everything became all muddled. Then, you heard a familiar voice calling for you, and your heart instantly began to calm itself because you knew you would be all right.
Being lost is incredibly frightening, but do you remember what it felt like to be lost spiritually? Life was overwhelming and at times meaningless. Then you connected to the heart of God. You heard truth and something within you stirred and began to settle all at the same time.
How many times, after we have been found, do we help others who are lost become found as well? Do we go to the back of the store and bring others hiding in the clothes racks close enough to hear God calling for them? Or are we content in knowing that we are found? Not everyone is positioned just right to hear the voice of the Lord calling for them; sometimes it takes someone who knows the voice to allow them to hear.
Be the voice that directs the lost to Christ.
Maggie Slusher is a young Wesleyan pastor who is passionate about transformational spiritual formation—at every age and season in life. She takes any chance to get outdoors.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.