Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lost & Found

Two Roads that Diverge
Probably Robert Frost’s most familiar poem is not considered his best work, but it resonates with the reader. In it the poet writes:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

There is a truth to the thought of two roads, because every person will ultimately follow one of two roads. Scripture indicates that Frost’s assessment of the two paths to choose from is fairly accurate. Matthew quotes Jesus when he writes: “For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The label that we put on those two paths are “Lost” and “Found.” During the month of May we will look at three of Jesus’ parables that describe to us the difference between Lost and Found. The Master indicates that there are many avenues to the “Lost” path, but only one means by which to be “Found” and that God is the One who finds that which is lost. Regardless of whether we are lost because of wandering, circumstances, self-indulgence, or self-importance, Jesus wants to find us. We must follow Him.

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