You haven’t lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it ‘Shake well before using.’ That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God’s name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.