Scripture: Luke 15:1-7.
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Yesterday we were speaking of the relationship that exists between the angels and God’s people.
We mentioned Luke 2:13-14. “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
I spoke of the excitement amongst the angels that the word ‘suddenly’ suggests. One thing that occurred to me after I had gone home was that one very real and important reason why the Angels were excited was the fact that this was the first time they could look upon their Creator! Up until His incarnation, the Saviour was invisible but now he had forever taken “ . . . upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men,” Philippians 2:7. He could now been seen
We come to our concluding part of this parable.
1. The Saviour follows after the lost sheep most diligently
“ . . . . go after that which is lost, until he find it?” His diligence is illustrated in the actions of the woman in verse 8.
2. When He rescues the lost one He takes great care of it. “Laid on His shoulders.” We partake of and are upheld by His power and strength. Isa 40:11 – ARM, Mark 10:16 – HANDS.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace,” Isaiah 9:6.
Rule of the world upon His ‘shoulder’ while His lost sheep is on His ‘shoulders’!!
3. Carries all the way home. There He celebrates, verse 6.
4. Heaven rejoices. Only heaven is aware of each and every sinner saved! We know so little of what is happening in God’s Kingdom!
I believe you have in the picture of this ONE sheep a representation of all the redeemed and it it being carried home, a picture of that day when the Saviour brings us all to glory. What a day of rejoicing that will be!!