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,
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?
Everyone who receives Christ and believes in His name is a member of the family of God. Have you received Jesus in your life?
Hallelujah! We get to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter! I have seen the tomb, the accounts are true: It is empty!