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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Thursday, December 13 2018

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

-Luke 19:10

 

This time of year, we celebrate the coming of God as a baby. In many ways, baby Jesus is the easiest form of God to know and love. What is truly miraculous for us is not just that God came into the world to be among us, but to come looking for those who have lost their way, and to teach us to never stop seeking all those in darkness. Jesus reminds of that mission in chapter 19 of Luke when he invites himself to Zacchaeus' house.

 

This week, I found myself following one of the preschool classes down the hallway. The teacher was explaining to my little buddy, Will, that she had to be at the back of the line behind him to see everyone and keep them safe. He responded, "And in case anyone gets lost?!" And we smiled. And his teacher affirmed, "Yes. And in case anyone gets lost."

 

How reassuring that our God came down at Christmas, not just to be among us or lead us, but to keep an eye on us and go looking for anyone who wanders. God came into our world because God Loves us. We look to Jesus in the manger as Emmanuel, God with us, our rabbi and teacher who leads and guides us, and as a child reminded me this week... in case anyone gets lost

 
Prayer for Today
 

Lord, thank you for coming to be with us, to lead us, and when we need it, to find come looking for us when we get lost. Help me to look for the lost and bring your light of love and comfort, even in the darkest places. Amen.

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