While we were cleaning and getting ready to leave Little Gasparilla Island, my husband took the dogs with him to lock up our golf cart. He came rushing back in a panic, because he couldn’t find Rudy, and he needed me to help him. We searched the entire property, the mangrove, and the beach, with no luck. It wasn’t like him to run off; he usually stays pretty close to us. Richard retraced his steps, looking around the golf cart, and there he was, looking at him and wagging his tail from inside the storage. He had followed him when he was locking it up; he’s pretty stealthy, so he hadn’t seen him sneak in behind him.
When someone you love is lost, you do everything you can to find them; you search high and low until they are found. When they are found, nothing can contain your excitement and joy. Jesus says there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. This parable makes so much sense when you’ve experienced it. Keep praying for those you love who are lost, and do your best to plant seeds, and one day the heavens will erupt in joy when they turn from their sin.
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7
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