Kitchen Table Devotions
“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? 13 If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. 14 So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
God is not okay with not okay. He goes looking for any one of us who goes astray leaving the 99 on the mountain of His provision. When we value others it’s something we do, not just something we say. We can’t drag a person back into the circle, but we can keep a place at the table, and we can put down our offense to deal with their offense so that no offense will hinder our relationship with God. Value is seen in effort, not just heard with words. Let His value of us be seen in our value of others.