Someone somewhere is lost today. The bonds of friendship, family, community, have loosened, perhaps broken. Someone is living in a land far from home, in a foreign culture among strange people, and longs for a familiar place, food, smells, sounds. Someone is lost within themselves, not recognizing the person she or he has become. The bonds of identity have slipped, become frayed.
Although we may be lost to each other, and even within ourselves, we are never lost to you, O God. Touch that person today. Wrap the strong cords of your love around your lost child. Restore well being, and lead the lost one home. Amen