On June 23, the Wild Boars youth soccer team in Thailand walked into the sprawling Tham Luang cave complex for a fun outing following one of their soccer games. As they walked deeper and deeper into the magnificent labyrinths, they eventually decided to turn and go home. In that moment, they discovered that seasonal monsoon rains caused the waters to rise and block their way home.
Global media broke the news and an international search team was organized. Prayer vigils were launched day after day.I tried to imagine how the boys and their coach felt in the darkness with no food and little light, choking back their fear and doubts of ever being found.
One of the worst feelings in the world is being lost.
After ten heart-wrenching days, the boys were found. It, then, took seven more days to rescue them through the sacrificial efforts of many people. During the rescue, I thought of the words of Jesus who said,
For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost. Luke 19:10
The heroic efforts of the search and rescue team reflected God’s divine nature to seek and to save that which is lost. Their inner drive was grounded in God’s love and the simple truth that all lives are worth saving. Do you care about those who are lost?
One boy told reporters, “We were actually lost long before we realized it.”
You probably have a friend or family member who is spiritually lost, whether they know it or not. If this message has encouraged you to reach the lost, then write me or leave a comment.
Dare to Ask God to fill you with such love you will help those who are lost,
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?
Jesus prayed for us to have as deep of a relationship with the Father as He has with Him. How are you cultivating an intimate relationship with Him?
God wants to know you and be known by you. Will you be committed to your relationship with the Father to grow deeper with Him?