10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. 
12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
Through these verses, I truly see God’s unconditional love for those who are His own children. Like a loving parent, He allows me to make my mistakes, some which may have painful consequences. However, through the incredible grace shown to me through His Son Jesus, He patiently brings back His wayward child.
This passage shows me how easy it is to quickly judge a fellow brother or sister in Christ who falls away from our Lord in sin. I must always remember that I too am a sinner in need of God’s love and forgiveness. Praise God for that!
Chris Doi, Pastor
Japanese Christian Church – Walnut Creek