Who Found Who?
I have always wondered about the saying, “I was lost but Jesus found me”. I never fully agree with it and have spent hours analyzing its true merit. I have no argument with the ‘being lost’ part of it but the way to salvation or ‘Jesus finding you’ is what I am not in agreement with.
Before we are saved, we stumble through life blindly or lost but remember, we are lost to knowing Christ but HE knows where we are. He does not need to find us. We need to find HIM. When a hunter or a hiker is lost in the woods for a few days then suddenly emerges to see his cabin in the distance, he cannot claim that his cabin found him. Yes, he was lost indeed but he was searching for a way back to his cabin. In the same way we search for God or some other reason for our existence and we find him. He never finds us because he was and is, always around us! Get what I’m saying here? I know there’s a parable about the lost sheep being found by its shepherd but that’s different. The sheep NEEDS to be found. A sheep would not go looking for the shepherd. Luckily, we are a bit smarter than sheep.
Saying we were lost but Jesus found us sounds as though we were sitting there waiting to be found and Jesus showed up and that was it. Found! It’s not that simple. We need to search for a way to HIM. We were LOST TO HIM and need find our way back home, TO HIM.
Again, this is just, MY TAKE.