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The Story of Jesus, Page 77

nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:7.

We have sinned, and have wandered away from God. Christ says we are like the sheep that has wandered away from the fold. He came to help us live without sin. This He calls bringing us back to the fold.

When we return with the Shepherd, and cease to sin, Christ says to the angels in Heaven: “Rejoice with Me; for I have found My sheep which was lost.”

And a joyful anthem rings out from the angelic choir, filling all Heaven with richest melody.

Christ presents to us no picture of a sorrowful shepherd returning without the sheep. Here is a pledge that not even one of the straying sheep of God's fold is overlooked.

Not one is left unhelped. Every one that will submit to be ransomed, the Saviour will rescue from the wilds of sin.

Then let every wanderer from the fold take courage. The Good Shepherd is searching for you. Remember that His work is “to save that which was lost.” That means you.

To doubt the possibility of your salvation is to doubt the saving power of Him who purchased you at an infinite cost. Let faith take the place of unbelief. Look at the hands that were pierced for you, and rejoice in their power to save.

Remember that God and Christ are interested in you, and that all the host of Heaven are engaged in the work for the salvation of sinners.

While Christ was on earth, He showed by His miracles that He had power to save unto the uttermost. By curing the diseases of the body, He showed that He was able to take away sin from the heart.

He caused the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, and the

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