We are presented with three parables about the lost in Luke 15. The first is the story of the Lost sheep. God goes out of His way to protect those who belong to Him. However, we cannot seem to understand that what God means by protection is to make sure that we are fit for His kingdom. This includes keeping clear of the issues that can drag us down on earth. The stories of the lost coin and the prodigal son give us further guidance on understanding His will in contrast to ours. We cannot avoid the pitfalls of earthly life. We can remember whose we are, why we are, and what we need to do when we fall short.