In Luke 15 Jesus teaches a whole discourse on being lost and found, He talks about the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. (The prodigal son)
He says the lost sheep can’t find their way home, the lost coin was lost in the dark and the dirt, the lost boy had lost respect for his father, his family and his God.
A lost animal we feel for, lost money we can sympathize with, but a lost son hits us right in the heart.
This is all a sermon Jesus preached because people were complaining about Him socializing with sinners. So He began to proclaim the very purpose of why He came to man.
Jesus came to seek out the one who has lost their way (the sheep). Jesus came to bring light into our darkness, pick us up out of the dirt, and restore our worth (the coin). Jesus also is the waiting Father, no matter how far you have traveled down the wrong road, no matter how deep in despair you have sunk Jesus is waiting for you to come home to Him and be embraced by His loving arms (The prodigal Son).
Luke 19:1010 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
“Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see”