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A Profound Rescue

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In the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matthew 18:12-14) Jesus shares a truth about God searching for a sheep which was lost. Considering much of my life was crushed by mental and emotional problems, I used to wonder why God waited so long to restore and transform me. Why didn’t Jesus go after me like the parable pictured? I was lost, suffering tremendously. Did He abandon me and leave me all alone as I descended to ever greater degrees? At the time I needed Him most, where was He? Considering the restored life I enjoy now it is not something I dwell on, but it was such a long painful time, it did leave scars. During a bible study at church, we had gone through the book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller . What an eye opener about human behavior and God’s care for us the study was. It was then I realized my perspective was wrong. Jesus did go after this lost sheep. God has healed and restored me immensely compared to the defeat I knew, where I have become much stronger th