‘Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering round to hear Jesus…’ (Luke 15:1-10)
Luke chapter 15 is considered by many to be one of, if not the most, joyful chapters in the whole of the Bible. Comprising the stories of the lost sheep, the lost coin and finally the lost son, it is, in some sense, a gospel within the Gospel. Looking at the first stories, using analogies that would have been familiar to His audience, the message is clear – our God is a loving, caring God who searches out for those who are lost and who then rejoices when we are found and saved. Praise God!