God has such a beautiful and powerful way he teaches us valuable lessons. Recently, I shared space with a very challenging, unsaved young woman. Although, she was instantly drawn to me, it was very emotionally draining daily. One afternoon out of frustration, I sat down and asked God, “Why did you move me to this side of town, in this place, with this girl!? What’s the purpose of this? I know you have better. Why am I here??
The Holy Spirit instantly spoke, “I brought you here for her! Don’t ever forget how much I love THE ONE. I would move heaven and earth for THE ONE. I would die for THE ONE.”
It froze me instantly and I began to weep. I felt his sweet presence fill my room. He stamped that powerful revelation deep in my heart.
Even now as I write this, he is touching my heart as he did that day months ago. You see, he has told me many times that, “You’re going to be a woman of great influence.” That being said, he doesn’t ever want me to lose sight of the one being just as important as the crowd.
Sometimes we think popularity equals success, especially in our day of social media. Not to God. He would die for the one. One broken, lost and hurting soul moves his heart to great measures. He chases THE ONE. He leaves the 99 for THE ONE. He offers his extravagant love to THE ONE.
If you had a hundred sheep and one of them strayed away and was lost in the wilderness, wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine others to go and search for the lost one until you found it?” -Luke 15:4
Just as Jesus would leave the masses for the one let us gladly give that same love to those he puts in our way.