For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Tremendous teaching shows us the Lord Jesus after the repentance of Zacchaeus. Jesus came to seek what was lost. This message is very important to understand because it is the very essence of the gospel. Who is incapable of understanding that is lost can never take the hint to this message. Only when we realize our true human misery; that are totally dirty, corrupted and enslaved by sin that is when we understand that we need to be found by those who came to seek the lost.
Repentance is to recognize our failures and change course. The Lord has His arms open wide to receive every repentant sinner, no matter how much has sinned or how great his or her crime, the forgiveness of God is sufficient to clean the greatest sinner. So, today is your day to repent and receive forgiveness, today is your day to be redeemed by the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
I think I had shared before that, for many years, I was one of those who believe good. Since my teens there was always someone who took care of me sowing the seed of the Word of God; but I never minded. The reason was that I didn’t take the hint. As I thought a good person, I believed this message was not for me but for those who had committed atrocities, crimes or great sins. I continued my way persuaded that I was right. Now I know the truth, I realize that most of my life I was a fool who despised the Son of Man, who came to seek and save the lost. Because, without a doubt, despite my stubbornness, I was also one of those lost that needed to be found for the Savior.
If you identify with this message, if until now you have rejected Jesus Christ, as I did for decades, stop for a moment. Think it’s no coincidence that you are reading or listening to this right now. Think God wants to say something. It is not a criticism, it’s not a reproach, it is rather a call of someone seeking your sake, who wants not miss forever but have eternal life, as John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Today is your great day the day when God wants to get to your rescue. Recognize that it was impossible for you save on your own. Acknowledge that you lived blind and you were really lost. And above all, believe in the only begotten Son of God so that you do not perish. Celebrate today the victory that God gives you when you repent and leave behind your past. Let there is party today in heaven because your name has been inscribed in the Book of Life. Jesus Christ is knocking on the door of your heart; think no more, open it already. You do not know whether there will be another chance after today because tomorrow may be too late. The time to save is now. God bless you.