If a sheep falls away from the flock, a loving shepherd doesn’t leave it lost and floundering. He seeks it out and restores it to its position as part of the flock. Jesus does the same for us. When we wander away, His Spirit pursues us, prompting us to return. When we do return, Jesus forgives us and restores us to fellowship with God. Once we’re in right fellowship again, we are deeply satisfied and complete.