… for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.—Luke 19:10
During Advent, we celebrate the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He is called Wonderful, Prince of Peace, Anointed One, Messiah, the Alpha and Omega, to name only a few. There’s no situation in life that is beyond His ability to fix. He is a God of healing and restoration. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. It’s easy for us to identify the sinners, but who exactly are the lost? The lost are those who are unable to find their way, not knowing where to go. They feel ruined mentally, physically, or morally. Their hearts have been broken over a lost relationship or death. They may be depressed, homeless, an alcoholic …
The good news is that Jesus was sent to save all men. God is not a respecter of persons (Roman 2:11). Jesus does not care what race you are, your nationality, religion, whether you are a saint or a sinner. He shows no favoritism or partiality.
My mother always stressed that no one was better than anyone else based on their race, religion, profession, social or economic status. She not only told us this, but she demonstrated this. She taught us to be kind and respectful to all people. We grew up emulating her actions.
Jesus demonstrated this behavior in His day. He spent time with saints and sinners. Jesus said, “They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17)
Therefore, during Advent—and all year long—be an imitator of Christ and walk in love with all people. Pray and ask God to help you step outside your circle. A kind word or gesture from you could be just what someone needs to help them make it through the day or through a difficult situation. Guide the lost to Jesus by allowing them to see Him in you.