“What man of you, having one hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” - Luke 15:4-6
God’s heart holds the eternal wish that none of us should perish or be lost. All His sheep are important to Him. The problem today is that many believers seek preferential treatment because of their “seniority” in the Kingdom of God. These Christians scorn new believers and don’t go out looking for other lost sheep. To set Jesus’ example in motion we have to go out of our way to find lost sheep. To understand this point, ask yourself this question. If you were sent on an evangelistic mission, which country or community would you put at the bottom of your list? Which place on earth would you rather not go to and would prefer that we send somebody else? Which country, community, religion or race is a part of this group? Whichever place or people it is, God asks you to go to that place to save His lost sheep.