My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of “Ezekiel 34:16, “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak. I will feed them in justice.”
My Dear Brothers And Sisters, from the above context we learn that God sent His only Begotten son to seek that which was lost. To bring back those who had gone astray. God will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak. Then you shall say, “My cup overflows.” I see in my spirit, many of you are crying over your sinking life. But God will help you float upwards from your sinking state, and lift you from the miry clay and set your feet upon the rock. It is necessary to obey God’s word and spread out your net into the deep sea, like apostle Peter, who had a good catch. The net refers to your talents, your potential, your skill , your intelligence, may be in your job, your business, your family life, your financial position, your health condition. The Bible says, “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. ”
My Dear Brothers And Sisters, We read in the Bible about a father who had two sons. The eldest son took care of his father and all that he had. But the younger son took his share that belonged to him, from his father and went away to a distant country. He enjoyed all the money with his friends in wrong activities and later after all his money got over he was left alone in such a pitiable state of life. He starved for food. So he worked as a caretaker of pigs and he ate the husk, the food that was given to the pigs. His clothes were torn and he did not have another to change. One day he thought about his father and his father’s house where there were many servants. He decided to return to his father’s house. And thought he would join his father, not as his son but as his servant. On the other hand, we see his father who waited for him day after day, month after month and year after year. He believed that one day God will change his son’s mind and bring him home. He will someday return not as a person with bad nature but as a refined person, since he had learnt through experience what life is, without his father who loved and cared for him. When the younger son returned home there was great rejoicing. His father put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet, and gave new set of clothes. There was feasting and great celebration.
My Dear Brothers And Sisters, Has any one of your relative left your home in anger, or threatening you, it could be your husband, your son, your son in law, or your own daughter, must have left your home because of misunderstanding. Don’t worry, God who promised that He will seek the lost and will bring back the strayed, will surely bring back your dear ones as refined persons. Those who left you, by hurting you, rebuking you, wounding you and causing much pain to you, will return in a miraculous manner. For God has seen your tears, regarding your loss. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. He will bring all those who left you, as changed persons, repenting of their sinful nature. It will be a glorious day, you will rejoice in the Lord, and say, “ My cup overflows.” There will be great celebration in your home when you will find your lost one. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank you for assuring us that You will seek those whom we have lost in life. Bring them back as changed persons. Let them realize their mistake, and return home. We can’t bear the pain for having lost them. Make us to rejoice by their return, like the prodigal son, who returned back to his father.