I went to a conference this past week and during one of many group trips a flip comment came out of my mouth. (Big surprise, I know) Something along the lines of “I believe that Jesus was a seeker.” (You definitely had to be there.) My fellow “groupie” Angela took that thought into consideration and was intrigued by it, but the conversation went no further. Well, the thought perplexed my brain for a while and then was gone until this evening. I was at a class at church and Rob Wegner was teaching and in the notes this verse was noted:
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” – Luke 19:10 (NIV)
Then it hit me. We (the church I belong to, along with several others) take the occasional bashing for being “seeker friendly”; well YEAH…
Think of this verse from one of the top songs of ALL TIME
“I once was lost but now am found…”
We are the lost, not the seekers.
How many times do you hear from survival experts that if you are LOST to just stay put, be still so that those searching for you can find you?
I recall having been annoyed by the term “I found Jesus” and thought “What, was he lost? Was he hiding behind a tree? Was he captured? Was there a hostage situation?”
When you read Luke 19:10, shouldn’t every church truly be “Seeker Friendly” after all?