I was filled with joy today, as I sat after work and meditated on God’s economy.
So often, despair takes over when thinking that we are too unsignificant for someone to be concerned about us or interested in us. This feeling is often intensified when we see those people we desperately want attention from, having so many things, and seeming to have a life so complete that in despair, we say, “Why would they ever need me ? I would just annoy them anyway”
Today, while I was pondering about this, those verses came to my mind:
“Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.“Luke 15:3-7
“You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.” 2 Cor 8:9.
I mean, think about it. How amazing is that ? God is the least person who would, in a sense, need us. We offended Him, we sinned against Him- How is it that after all the wrong we’ve done, He goes out to find ONE sheep that went astray while He already has many sheep ? How is it that in God’s economy, He rejoices- I’ll say it again, rejoice (!!!) over one.lost.sheep.
How is it that He who needed nothing and possessed everything, came down and became poor for our sakes- what kind of King or Queen would leave his or her kingdom and die for the sake of his peasants ?
How great is our God. Words fail to describe Him- as a historian said, “It would take a Jesus to invent a Jesus”. His life was unparalleled. His love is without equal. There is no one like Jesus-Christ.