It’s one of those phrases you hear from time to time. Someone will be referring to the formerly crazy life of another person. But they are different now because they found Jesus.
My response – I didn’t know he was lost. Where did you leave him?
Sure it sounds flip, but I have a point. Saying that someone found Jesus makes it sound like there is some kind of cat and mouse game. A game of hide and seek. Count to 100 and see if you can find Jesus! It’s only your eternal soul at stake.
But it’s not that way at all. Jesus was never lost. He’s not hiding from any of us. He’s always there. We are the ones who were lost. We are the ones trying in futility to hide from God.
We are like helpless children wandering in the wilderness. It’s dark, and we are frightened. We’ve lost our way with no hope of rescue. And then we see it. The light of the world.
Found Jesus? No child. Jesus found you.