March 23, 2010

100 Sheep

Does each person matter? The big guy seems to think so:

Luke 15:3-6
Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'"
I learn two things from this story:

1) Yes, each sheep, er, person matters. To God and to us.
2) Counting the sheep is important. The shepherd only knows one is missing because she has counted the other 99. Pay attention to your numbers.