Have you ever been in a situation where you found yourself lost. Maybe you were hiking on a trail and got off on the wrong path and before you knew it you were heading in a direction you were not intended to be going. Maybe you had been driving in an city, where you had never been in previously, and all of a sudden you realized you were lost and it was in a not so very good part of town. Or, how about your life, does it feel as if you are aimlessly wandering through this world not really sure where you are or where you are supposed to be heading. Certainly, we may have all felt lost at one time or another in our lives and this is definitely not a place we want to spend any amount of time in.
The saddest part of this whole concept of being lost has to do with those individuals who are lost spiritually. They are following false gods/idols such as self, money, fame, material possessions, or spiritual entities other than Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These people have placed their trust and confidence in things which will only lead to death and destruction, emptiness and heartache.
In the beginning of Luke 19, we hear the story of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus, a tax collector, who was spiritually lost. Jesus ministers to this lost soul, who appeared to be destined for eternal condemnation, and He gave him a new trail to follow. No longer was Zacchaeus wandering down the road that we lead him to everlasting death, but now he was on the path to life in Christ. Jesus, in His very own words tell us why He came from heaven into this sin-filled world. Jesus said to him (Zacchaeus), “Today salvation has come to this house, since he is also a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.”
If you find yourself spiritually wandering, call out to Jesus and know He will hear you and come to your rescue. He is the Great Guide, who can lead you out of your lost condition and into life eternal! Pastor McCarty