We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’” Luke 15:32 (NKJV)
God is not in a bad mood, He’s not disappointed, neither is He mad at humanity.
Once upon a time all of us in Adam declared independence from God. We became a self-proclaimed, self-governing state of I am on my own, I can do it all on my own, I want it my way, I want to please me, all that matters is me. This is the sin of self-sufficiency apart from God. It’s from this one singular sin that all other evils including death came.
Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes alive in Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:22 (MSG).
In Adam we died, meaning we lost sight of God, His closeness to us, His unconditional love and care for us, His approval and acceptance of us, His abundant provision for us.
We got lost and hid into ourselves, our nakedness and the resulting fear. Genesis 3:10 He said, I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.
We got lost in insecurity, shame, and inferiority. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
But thank God that in Christ we are made alive. In Christ we who were afar off have been brought near. In Christ we have been found, exclusively found in God! In Him we are reconciled with God. In the beloved we are approved and accepted. In Christ we have been clothed with the robe of righteousness. Instead of shame we have glory – John 17:22, instead of inferiority we are partakers of the divine nature. 2Peter 1:3, 4.
Today the only ones who are lost and living lost are those who haven’t heard or accepted the homecoming that’s found in Christ through His redemptive work on the Cross.
If in any area of your life and walk you sense a ‘lostness’, you’re experiencing a ‘God is far from me feeling’, it’s a sign you are not yet convinced that you’re in Christ, and so complete in Him. Don’t be discouraged just continue looking to Him. Spend more time reading and studying the part of the Bible called Epistles or letters (from Romans to Jude) This is where you’ll most clearly find the “in Christ revelation and reality” For example Colossians 2:10 reveals the reality of our completeness saying ” we have come to fullness of life; we are complete in Christ”.