While reading the Bible I realized something. Did you know that the first call to a sinner was in Genesis? Yea, Gen 3:9 “So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?””
Ok, so I knew this all of the time. However, if we take another look at it, we will see that it reveals that God has a heart for the lost sinner. His desire is to see his relationship with them restored.
Perhaps, Jesus expresses it best in John 4:34 “”My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” What is the Fathers work He was to finish? Well, Jesus answers this for us in Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
The call to lost Adam in Genesis 3:9 reminded me of the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Found in Luke 15. In both parables the people who have lost something search until they find it. In these parables Jesus is saying “This is what God’s heart looks like! He is looking even now for those who are separated from Him and His love”.
The Church must return to the heart, and mission of God! And that is to seek and save the lost with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ!