Lost

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Today, the Lost Grove Cemetery stands in the middle of fields near Harcourt, Iowa, a short distance from Highway 175, which connects nearby towns and farms. The grove was named by pioneers who settled the Iowa plains in the mid 19th century. Without signs, cities, or roads, they needed landmarks to help them know where they were and where they were going. They noticed a small grove of trees growing on a modest hill. This grove seemed “lost,” but it helped many know where they were so they could find their way.

The grove continued to be an important landmark even after the region was settled. Yet even with a landmark this clear, the elements could strike with blinding impact. In fact, a man once lost his life in a blizzard just a short distance from safety and shelter. He couldn’t see anything, not even the Lost Grove.

In our world, millions of people are spiritually lost. They go through the storms of life but don’t know what to do. World events cause them to be filled with turmoil, and they don’t know where to turn for answers. They need Jesus! The Bible reminds us that He is like a Good Shepherd who went searching for a lost sheep “until he finds it.” In fact, His central mission was to seek and save the Lost (Luke 19:10).

Today, do you feel lost or uncertain? Do you need direction? Remember: Jesus is by your side. Call on Him. Ask for the wisdom you need. Let Him point the way. And don’t forget that people near you and around the world are lost. Commit yourself to reaching them with the Gospel.