"Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one."
"Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it?"
"When found you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying 'Celebrate with me! I've found my lost sheep!'"
Count on it - there's more joy in heaven over one sinner's rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue."
A love like that sure calls for a hallelujah. Wherever you find yourself on this Valentine's Day 2014, whether stumbling under the weight of the roses just delivered to your door or sitting alone by the window, I hope the love of the Rescuer is real to you. I hope it brings you joy.