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Today I’ve been thinking a lot about Matthew 18:12-14, which says, “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:12-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

As I see so many posts about “it’s only 3% fatality” “it won’t be bad if you are young and healthy”, all I can think is how these people who are not young and healthy must feel, and how the most vulnerable must feel as the world tries to belittle their humanity, as if they are not important enough to protect.

So today I am grateful for a God who cares about the one. A God who loves each of us and is excited for us to come home to Him. Today I am grateful that God doesn’t react the same way humans do. He doesn’t pick and choose who is most important based on their qualifications, their age, their health. Instead He gives his love freely and abundantly to any who seek Him. He is delighted when the one comes home! When just one person is saved!

In hard times like this week it seems there is little to find hope in but the truth of scripture, and today this is where I’m putting my hope! Oh Jesus may we be a people more like you. That we may decrease so you make increase and be delighted at the many ones who may be saved and may realize the truth of who you are!

Mary Klepzig,
High School Youth Intern