How do you lose this scroll? The one with the very words from God to you? You don’t just misplace a document like that. Perhaps life just gets a little busy and the importance of the scroll doesn’t carry quite as much weight as it once did. Maybe the words started to challenge desires and it’s easier just to put it aside for the moment. Whatever the case, eventually, as time passes it gets lost and forgotten.
And so it is with us. God breathes his very word and life and speaks it to us. Yet it is so easy to get distracted or to push it away. So we lose our bearings and lose our connection to the God who loves us.
But what is lost can be found again. When it is, how will we respond?