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Devotions and Thoughts
Rev. Amy Hayden
Matthew 18: 10-14
 
“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven.[a]  What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?  And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.  So it is not the will of your[b] Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
 
In the midst of Lent and in the middle of these wilderness times, aren’t we all lost sheep?  Many of us might have a place to live and a pillow on which to rest our heads but having a physical address does not mean that we are not lost.  A few of us might be able to say that we feel connected to and led by God each and everyday but generally we are spiritually starved.  The good news is that God is looking for us.  God is here in Lyme and the Upper Valley calling to us.  In order to have a full spiritual life we need to be fed on Sunday and every day of the week – through scripture, prayer and fellowship. 
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:
Gracious God, thank you for constantly looking for your lost sheep.  It’s hard to admit that we have been led astray.  Bring us back to your fold and bring us close to you.  Help us hear your call and to turn and answer.  In Jesus name, Amen.
 
 
 
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