Day 13 – Journey to the Cross – Pastor Kevin Lautar

Hello First Family,

Today’s Code Word is Lost.

Lost is an adjective describing the condition of someone or something or a verb in the simple past tense and past participle of lose. O.S. Hawkins makes a distinction between what we typically describe as lost is really something that we left someplace and can’t find it easily. To have lost something means that we can never repossess it. To have left something means that we can go back to the point in time or the place in which we left it and regain or repossess it. For instance, I often times say to Ann, “I have lost my glasses again!” Then Ann, will ask a series of questions that will cause me to retrace my steps until I find the glasses right where I left them. I did not lose my glasses, I left them somewhere. The same principle applies In our Journey to the Cross.
In Revelation 2:4, the Apostle writes to the church at Ephesus, “You have left your first love.” We have not lost our first love, Christ, but sometimes we leave Him and have a difficult time finding Him. So, we must retrace our steps and discover where we left Him. Then, we can repent and recover our intimacy and start to make progress on our journey again. This Code word is an encouraging reminder that we can never lose our love for Christ, although we may leave it from time to time. Today’s focus verse comes from Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid…for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.” That thought is worthy to ponder! See ya tomorrow on our Journey to the Cross.


Pastor Kevin

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