Hi Friends,

My heart has been heavy for those who don’t know Jesus. You too? I have never encountered so many who are afraid all at the same time. The only thing I can liken it to is 9/11, and that was almost 20 years ago.

I am sure our multi-tasking God is working and moving in many ways during this crisis. We may never know them all, but one thing is for sure – He is calling out to those who are far from Him, and calling believers to be ready and willing to give a reason for the hope that we possess. 1 Peter 3:15 tells us:

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is within you. But do this with gentleness and respect…

It is in this spirit I am sharing a story that is very dear to me.

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? 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. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. – Matthew 18:12-14

Praying our trust muscles are strengthened as we share the hope we have within us.

Love to all,

12 Comments

  1. Jermaine Cullen on April 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you SO much for sharing your story, Laura. Left me speechless and in tears. . .reminding me again how powerful the name of Jesus is and to not be afraid to share His love. 💕

    • Laura Acuna on April 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

      Jermaine: Thank you for your words. They are such an encouragement to me. There truly is power in the name of Jesus. ❤️

  2. Annette Grzybinski on April 7, 2020 at 8:03 am

    What a beautiful story Laura. I had not heard it. Thank you so, so much for sharing my dear. Yes, we are often times the tool that God uses in His pursuit of the lost and hurting friends and family❣️

    • Laura Acuna on April 8, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Thank you Annette. There is so much more to this story, but I couldn’t tell it all. God is amazing and He wants everyone with Him in heaven. xo

  3. Cyndi on April 7, 2020 at 9:42 am

    What a beautiful story, thank you for sharing it and for the reminder that the field is so ripe for harvest. I love the way you say Jesus chased down Cathy. What a loving savior we have!!!

    • Laura Acuna on April 7, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Cyndi – He left the 99 and went after the one! It was breathtaking. ❤️

    • Shawn on April 7, 2020 at 10:50 am

      Thank you so much for sharing ❤️ Had me crying. God is so good!

      • Laura Acuna on April 7, 2020 at 11:06 am

        Thank you Shawn. ❤️ I was crying before I made the video – God is so faithful.

  4. Patty Lattin on April 7, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    What a beautiful message! Thank you for sharing!

    • Laura Acuna on April 8, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Patty. My experience with Kathi is very dear to me. God is so faithful. xo

  5. Mary M on April 7, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Wow Laura thank you for your message……..I have a knot in my throat. Thanking Jesus for you Laura. Love your soothing relaxed voice full of the love and hope of Jesus. Your encouraging words are refreshing ❤️

  6. Laura Acuna on April 8, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Thank you Mary. Sending love to you and Mark. I am so thankful you found Kathi’s story encouraging – you are a natural encourager, yourself. Miss seeing you. xoxo

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