Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep! Luke 15:6
Jesus addresses this parable to those people who could not see why Jesus would welcome "sinful people." His response is a series of three parables that provide his listeners with a mindset and perspective that invites an adjustment away from what the professionally religious wanted to hold onto. This parable of the lost sheep shows the seeking redemption that God brings into the lives of those who have lost their ways. It also highlights the results of the finding and the satisfaction that we can share with God in seeing his work be done.