Just like parents will do whatever it takes to search for a missing child, so does God. God has lost children. They have lost their direction, lost their bearings, lost their place in life, lost their vision about the next life. God has initiated a massive strategy to redeem his lost children. We have seen the phases of his strategy throughout The Story. In the Old Testament we saw Phase One, Israel. Using patriarchs and prophets, trials and teachers, God clearly demonstrated he wants all his children to come home.
Phase Two is Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was big news, and He was good news. Phase Three is us, the church. What God began with Israel, what he accomplished through Christ, he continues and proclaims through the church. This is the message of the book of Acts: God never stops looking for lost children.