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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.

Friday, July 31 2015

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. 
-Luke 19:10 
 
The film Amazing Grace was set in the late 1700s. It tells the story of William Wilberforce, a politician who was driven by his faith in Christ to commit his money and energy to abolishing the slave trade in England. In one scene, Wilberforce's butler finds him praying. The butler asks, "You found God, Sir?" Wilberforce responds, "I think He found me."
 
The Bible pictures humanity as wayward and wandering sheep. It says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way" (Isaiah 53:6). In fact, this wayward condition is so deeply rooted in us that the apostle Paul said: "There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside" (Romans 3:10-12). That is why Jesus came. We would never seek Him, so He came seeking us. Jesus declared His mission with the words, "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10).
 
Wilberforce was exactly right. Jesus came to find us, for we could never have found Him if left to ourselves. It is a clear expression of the Creator's love for His lost creation that He pursues us and desires to make us His own.
 
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!  I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see. 
-John Newton

Prayer for Today
 
Once lost, now found. Eternally thankful!  Amen. 

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