Audience of One
In Luke chapter 15, we read three separate and distinct stories. The story of the lost sheep. The story of the lost coin. The story of the lost son. Note how in each story, there are never multiple animals, objects or people that are lost, but only one. What does Jesus desire to teach us through this re-emphasis? Simply put, that when God looks at the billions of people alive today in this world, He sees each person as if they were the only one He had ever made. He sees each individual as if they were the only one He had died to save. I am His favourite. And yet, so are you. I am His one and only. And yet, so are you. He seeks after your soul, dear friend, as if you were the only one He had ever lost. He yearns for your voice, as if it is the only voice He will ever hear. Such is His passion for you. Do not give up on Him, He will never give up on you. You are, after all, His number one.