That which was Lost


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A fam­ily were clear­ing out Grandad’s home af­ter he’d passed away and found a ticket for some shoes he had taken in to be mended. The date on the ticket was for some forty years be­fore. He clearly hadn’t been to pick up his re­paired shoes. Surely the shoes were now lost! How­ever, the fam­ily knew that the same shop was still there on the high street so they de­cided to take the ticket in. En­ter­ing the shop they ex­plained the sit­u­a­tion to the cob­bler and handed him the ticket. He went into his back room and re­turned with the words, ‘Yes, I’ve got them and they’ll be ready on Thurs­day.’ Noth­ing changes does it? Our ex­pec­ta­tion is not changed by the pas­sage of time. The won­der­ful thing about our faith is that it is con­sis­tent. Je­sus Christ is the same yes­ter­day, to­day and for­ever. He doesn’t change even when we and the world go through enor­mous up­heaval. We can rest in his ab­so­lute care. His love is con­stant and un­con­di­tional. We may be up and down but he is al­ways there for us and longs that we come to him. Some­times we may think that we are be­yond the love of God. Maybe we have been away from him for so long that we feel it is im­pos­si­ble to come back. Maybe we feel that we are not good enough or that in some way we have let him down to the ex­tent that we are be­yond God’s love. Well, the fact is that you are never lost. God’s love for you is be­yond mea­sure – you are pre­cious in his sight. He con­quered sin and death so that you might have life. When we come to him, we can have the as­sur­ance of sins for­given.

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