It isn’t all bad. My complete inability to deal with North, South, East, and West most of the time played a very significant role in meeting, getting to know, and eventually marrying Heather (who virtually never gets lost and always knows which way she is looking).
One of the things that gets us through the trauma of being lost is knowing we haven’t been abandoned in our lostness. When I was a kid and got lost, I always knew my family would look for me until they found me. I might not know how long it would take but I knew I would be found.
So, who else is looking for us when we are lost? It’s a religious blog with sermons on it every week so you gotta know the answer is God. And it is.
God is looking for you whenever you are lost. God was ready to look for you before you got lost, before you knew anything about God, before God even created world you might get lost in. Luke 15 is all about lost animals, things, and people being found. Jesus came to “seek out and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10 NRSV). If you are lost, you will be found. I was wondering about the lost sheep. Do you think that was the first time the sheep got lost or could it have been the “bad” sheep that was always wandering off somewhere? We don’t know for sure but I’m pretty sure if it was that sheep, the shepherd would still go after it and bring it home. And so will God, no matter if you are lost or lost again.