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Missing People Bible Stories and Prayer
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Read about missing people in Bible Stories. Welcome. God bless you. Pray about those missing for various reasons.

Click on this link to the sister webpage Directquote to link to

  • a prayer calendar,
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Here is a start as to what to do when someone is missing.
IN HIS HANDS - a family survival guide when someone goes missing.
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Here are some Bible Story starts about searching for Missing people.
In the next section you'll find: When God is "missing" from a missing situation.

Pray about searchers for missing people. May God block the plans of evil people. May others be balanced and reassured by God in their searches. Pray about the aftermath of searches.

Questions that are useful when searching for missing people.
2444 Dead or Alive?
Prayer and God's consoling concern.

Time consuming searches...the woman of the lost coin, she knew about that.
2499 - Search, Find and Rejoice!
A missing person and and any of those looking are more valuable than...

The parents of the cured blind beggar may not have wanted to know about their son's whereabouts.
They didn't "search" hard for their sonddd, but the authorities searched for them!
Then they found out where he was when they were called to testify before the Pharisees.
2515 - "He's old enough" missing person? Ask him -he can answer for himself.
It's not impossible. Don't give up! Ask neighbours and travellers. Look in key locations.

The Bride of the Song of Songs went searching for her "missing" husband. She received a different reception by people who could help her, when these people thought she had support.
2550 - If you find him...tell him I am faint with love.
Two similar city searches with different endings!

Laban pursued Jacob and his families for 7 days. He was sure everyone and everything belonged to HIM. He was searching all right with a whole family posse. He organized a family enquiry!
But he did abide by the results, got private solemn promises from Jacob so his daughters would fare well, blessed them and left.
The search was over for him.
2555 - Jacob was missing!
Laban pursued him for 7 days and caught up with him.

Who would dare to search and look for "human loot"? Those whom God has assigned this task in a plan for good and not for evil.
2587 Missing human loot
Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come? Isaiah 42:23

The woman was looking for Jesus. She didn't know where she should search. She asked everyone at the scene, even "the gardener". This time she knew her friend was dead, and missing.
Resurrected Jesus asked her, "Why are you crying?" and gave her an answer that satisfied her.
Pray for those that are searching and crying.
2588 - Not really missing!?
Reassuring words when someone important just has to leave for a short while.

Mary and Joseph were systematic about looking for the 12-year-old missing Jesus.
They asked the caravan people after a few days. Perhaps not to worry anyone unnecessarily.
They left the caravan and went and retraced their steps.
2589 - Jesus went missing when he was 12!
Go and make a search...with care.

After his unfaithful concubine ran away to her father's house, the husband waited and must have thought that she would be back.
He went searching for her and found her after 4 months. He knew where to look. The husband was welcomed gladly by the concubine's father and entertained for many days. Was the father really looking him over to see if he could find a reason to not let his daughter go?
2590 - 2 out of 3 travelers saved by friendly city man!
One was gang raped and left for dead by some of the wicked men of the city!

One widow wore out the judge! If the widow knew the creditors took the children falsely and they were missing, she would wear out any judge searching!
2591 Elisha wasn't always around...when creditors came for children.
Any truly persistent widow with an adversary would also have a judge and ally.

Moses' parents went looking for the parent substitute for him. They found Pharaoh's daughter. They therefore influenced the conditions of Moses being "missing" in the palace.
2608 Why have you done this? Why did you let the baby boys live?
Baby Moses and his life conspirators who all offered: "Take this baby."

After Naaman was healed of leprosy, who was in a better position than he, as leader, to search for "missing" captives that the little servant girl asked about.
2624 Missing child with no say had quite some eloquence in another tongue!
She was trusted and blessed the household of her owners. Remember Joseph who was bought!

May God bless you to encourage you today and always.
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God is often left out somewhere by someone in situations where someone is missing.
But God is there nevertheless.

Here are some examples.
Jonah ran away from the Lord. And he knew it.
3041 - Jonah ran away!
An urgent call to God for Nineveh-types and runaways.

Onesimus ran away from his former employer and the Lord is working in each life of the story.
2396 - Vouching for a rehabilitated runaway...
An interesting reference letter

Adam and Eve were hiding from God. They went "missing".
2433 - Missing or Hiding?
"I was afraid.....so I hid."

"Your God will be my God," said Naomi. "On the road" and in Ruth's country, she was missing to any relatives.
Orpah was missing to Ruth and Naomi, after she decided to go back to her people. She may not have acknowledged Ruth's God as her God.
2478 - Refugees - Are they missing?...At least in hard times. - Ruth could have returned to her mother's home, but she chose to go with Naomi. How could Ruth's family have known of her whereabouts and her future?

God knows where each and everyone missing is.
2499 - Search, Find and Rejoice!
A missing person and and any of those looking are more valuable than...

Jesus had healed the blind beggar. He knew all about the situation. The blind beggar and his parents had to choose God and run the risk of ostracization.
2515 - "He's old enough" missing person? Ask him -he can answer for himself.
It's not impossible. Don't give up! Ask neighbours and travellers. Look in key locations.

God was active in all lives around the "missing" Jacob.
Primarily Jacob knew that God wanted that leave Laban's sphere of interest.
God had helped Jacob all along. And he helped him on the run.
There was a family inquiry with all the decision makers present.
Laban called on God to be witness in Jacob's life that he would treat his daughters properly.
2555 - Jacob was missing!
Laban pursued him for 7 days and caught up with him.

God is to the north, the south, the east and the west. He is in the deepest pit and in forgotten places.
It seems God has forsaken the "human loot". Yet, readers of the Bible are asked to ponder by Isaiah himself!
2587 Missing human loot
Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come? Isaiah 42:23

"Why are you crying?" Jesus, the Son of God, was concerned for one who was in despair, looking for a special friend.
2588 - Not really missing!?
Reassuring words when someone important just has to leave for a short while.

Jesus was about the Father's business at age 12. Yet he was missing for his parents.
2589 - Jesus went missing when he was 12!
Go and make a search...with care.

The old man who gave shelter to a guest who was going to camp out on a dangerous city square did not seem to call upon the Lord.
The guest, who ended up sending out his concubine to a gang of wicked men, was on his way to the house of the Lord and home.
Was going to the house of the Lord a ritual or really meaningful?
The guest on seeking justice, started a war among the Israelites.
Then when the Lord was consulted by tribes of Israel, and because the Benjaminites sheltered wicked people who rape and leave people for dead, the Lord permitted the consequences of war.
2590 - 2 out of 3 travelers saved by friendly city man!
One was gang raped and left for dead by some of the wicked men of the city!

An astute widow prevented her children going missing with creditors. But if not, another widow pleaded for true justice. A missing child surely warrants wearing out a judge.
2591 Elisha wasn't always around...when creditors came for children.
Any truly persistent widow with an adversary would also have a judge and ally.

God was there even in the seemingly God-forsaken place after the babies were killed by Herod's command. Rachel refused to be comforted because her babies went missing to her by death in front of her very eyes. Yet wouldn't the wise men have brought enough frankincense and myrrh "just left behind" for a dignified funeral that Mary and Joseph just couldn't carry with them to Egypt? "Keep it for us, unless you have a need." Mary and Joseph wanted to go back to this place and these people after their return from Egypt, but God sent Joseph another warning dream.
2607 A voice was heard...they are no more.
Herod's unavoidable order and the innocents.

Moses' family believed God would look after them. They succeeded in protecting Moses...he did not go "missing" to the point of not being in good care or his whereabouts not known.
2608 Why have you done this? Why did you let the baby boys live?
Baby Moses and his life conspirators who all offered: "Take this baby."

"Why have you forsaken me?" was Jesus' question. Yet God, the Father, was there at the cross, just seemingly missing.
Jesus knew he would die and he had accepted God, the Father's purpose.
He would be all alone; friends and family would be "missing" at the end just out of reach.
Yet Jesus rose from the dead and was not missing anymore! All in God's plan.
2623 Mary was at a distance when Jesus was dying. Jesus' words were recorded. He forgave many. Mary must have been told. (Missing gamblers too!)

Lots of people were "missing" to Naaman because he had leprosy. Other people's touch was missing. What really was "missing" to Naaman was knowledge about God's healing power. God sends messengers. This time it was a captive servant girl to his wife who told him about God's healing power through Elisha. 2624 Missing child with no say had quite some eloquence in another tongue!
She was trusted and blessed the household of her owners. Remember Joseph who was bought!

God bless you as you look for God in your situations. Let God reveal plans for you, to show you plans for good and not for evil.
   
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