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If you like the story of Mowgli, the boy who was raised in the jungle by wolves, you might like the story of Tserin Dopchut, a three-year-old boy who survived alone in the Russian wilderness for three days. Tserin is from the small village of Khut in southern Russia not far from Mongolia. It is thought that he followed a puppy into the forest and got lost. A search and rescue force of more than 100 people was quickly formed and combed the surrounding lands day and night until he was found. Tserin was found by an uncle who said the first question he asked was if his toy car was okay. Apparently he survived by eating the chocolate he had with him and by finding a dry place to sleep among the roots under a larch tree. With night temperatures hovering close to freezing, his choice of sleeping under the larch tree may have saved his life. The village was so impressed with his story that they have nicknamed him Mowgli. I can only imagine how worried his parents must have been. (

Any loving parent will do everything within his or her power to find a lost child. That is a good description of God as our Heavenly Father. He is constantly seeking His children who have gotten themselves lost. We see that as one of the central truths in the story of Jesus healing the disabled man at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9). Out of the crowd of invalids at the pool’s edge, this one man was singled out by Jesus for healing. His life was forever changed by that single encounter.

No matter who you are or what you’ve done, you are not overlooked by God. Until the moment you give Him your heart, He will actively seek to bring you into a relationship. Jesus had this in mind when He said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10 ESV). There has never been a more relentless search than the one God set in motion to reach you with His love. You matter to Him! Please don’t turn Him away.



Pastor Martin