Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 20:28 (NIV)
A very popular biblical theme is the one of lost and found. This theme is used in Scripture to illustrate the position of humanity before a holy God. Sinners are described as “lost” and the Gospel is the story of God “finding” the lost.
Starting in 1976 there was a worldwide evangelistic mission by Christians entitled, “I found it!” Campus Crusade got the project going and it quickly spread throughout the world.
What is interesting about the campaign started so long ago is that the real biblical thrust of conversion is that God is the One with the initiative. God is portrayed in Scripture as seeking the lost not the lost seeking God. In fact, a little known passage in Romans 3:10-12 (NIV) reads: “As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”