"Lost and Found!"

 •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 4
"Scoot! Get out of here!"
An angry voice fell on Nipper’s ears, and a firm hand on a broom handle gave him a sweep that sent him out through the kitchen door, and scrambling down the back steps.
Poor Nipper! A cold rain was falling, and he huddled miserably in the corner of a damp shed.
Nipper was lost! He had followed a little girl home from school who had petted him and seemed friendly. But her mother had not seemed so friendly... no, not at all!
He did not know how he had gotten lost. For two days he had hunted for his home. No one seemed to care for a little lost dog, and the scraps of food that he found were very few. He did not know that at home the four children were crying for him, and had been hunting and calling for him.
That evening the friendly little girl told her daddy about the nice little dog that had followed her home. Then as he was reading the evening paper he suddenly asked, "Was that little dog brown and white?" "Yes, he was!"
"It says here in the ‘Lost and Found’ that someone has lost a little brown and white dog answering to the name of ‘Nipper.’ Let’s go and see if he knows that name. That is, if he is still around somewhere."
"Nipper!" the little girl called.
At once Nipper dashed from the shed, and a kind hand picked him up. After a short, confusing ride in a car, Nipper suddenly found himself at home again with the four children about him, all crying and laughing at once!
I wonder if any lost boys or girls are reading my story today? Did you know that God speaks of the "lost" and "found" in the Bible? Some boys and girls are still lost, but others have been found, and they are so happy!
God describes the lost ones very carefully. He says they have sinned and come short of His glory. They cannot find their way to heaven. They are without hope! The name they must answer to is, "Sinner"!
Someone is looking for the lost boys and girls! "The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:1010For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)). Receive Him as your Savior, and you will no longer be "LOST," but "FOUND"!
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Isa. 53:66All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)).