All who wander are not permanently lost

If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away…In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish. Matt. 18:12-14.

God loves each one of His human creations and wants all of us to love Him back. His will is to redeem and restore each one of us. Our approach to other people – even – and maybe especially – those who wander – should reflect His restorative will for them. It’s not our place to write off anybody.

Lord fill me with grace and love and hope for those who wander.