Zero to One

What is one? What is one worth? Who is your one? The Father sent his Son because he loved the entire world (Jn. 3:16), but none of us are lost in the crowd. 

God loves each one. Jesus said “whoever receives one such child in my name receives me” (Matt. 18:5). In one of our favorite passages, Jesus taught: 

a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish (Matt. 18:12-14). 

We have been that one. We went astray. God called us through the Gospel (2 Thess. 2:14). God providentially placed his people in our paths to help point us to him. When we finally saw Jesus lifted up, he drew us to himself (Jn. 11:32). 

Who is our one? Who has God brought into our lives? Who can we bring to Jesus? Who will look back on their salvation and thank God for you? Who will be your one? Who has God already put in your life? Who did God bring to you? Who will you be praying for today? Who will you bring to Christ in 2020? 

God has been working to save souls and continues to work. He can work through you, but you must work. You must “go” (Matt. 28:19-20). You must pray (1 Thess. 5:17). You must tell others all the good things God has done for you (Lk. 8:39). Go find your one. Bring one to Jesus. 

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