The Lost Shall be Found!

Months ago I was looking for a picture I really liked to add to a post because it was one of those pictures that is worth a thousand words and could explain my thoughts and feelings better than my words could.   After tearing my boxes in my bedroom and office apart countless times, I finally had to give up looking for it and anyone who knows me well – as my poor family will attest to, I never give up until I find what I’m looking for.   And yet I never really gave up looking, I just had to give up for the time being.  I’ve always been on the lookout for that picture.

Well , last night after an hour of looking through all the files on my computer trying to find where I’d downloaded and saved pictures we took of the new house that went up across the street last summer I came across a folder marked “Jesus” and there was the picture!!!!   Talk about surprised and pleased.  Oy!

It’s been so long now that I don’t remember what post I wanted to add it to, so I’m just going to add it here before I lose it again.

This is the image I’ve held close to my heart the last two years.  To me it represents me, the mother sheep, looking up longingly as Jesus holds my lamb, Bernadette and Bernadette’s focus is entirely on Jesus.  “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.”

I wouldn’t say ‘there is nothing I shall want’ because there is one thing I want…..  to be there physically watching Jesus hugging Bernadette and seeing Bernadette totally happy.   Kind of like this picture….


Then again, I suppose the psalmist says “there is nothing I shall want’ in a future tense, so yes, when that day comes when we’re all in heaven together with Jesus there will be nothing I shall want.    How I have to pray for patience.

4 Replies to “The Lost Shall be Found!”

  1. Ken and Janine Kessler

    Thank you for the beautiful post. It dovetailed perfectly with having gone to see the movie “The Shack” last night. We still miss you guys!

    • pattidansereau Post author

      Hey Ken and Janine, we still miss you guys too. Hope you’re surviving your empty nest. 🙂

      I remember reading the Shack about six or seven years ago and when I heard they’d made it into a movie I was tempted to go (when it reaches here) but then I realized that I’d be able to relate far too much and now I’m very hesitant. Maybe when it comes out on video and I can watch it in the privacy of my own home when everyone has gone to bed.

  2. Tati R.

    Both pictures are beautiful, Patti!!! Thank you for sharing them and your amazing thoughts that always make us go deeper in ours. Blessings in abundance over you all! Much love!


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