The Father's Love for the Lost
The parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin is meant to show that God is not willing that any, not even one, should be lost but that all would come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord of their life. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He explains that there is one Shepherd and one fold.
In the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, we see the passion of the father looking for the return of that one son who wondered from home. When the father saw him in the distance he ran to meet him and there was great joy for the son had come home. We to should rejoice that the Father calls us and we should answer because there is always a way back to the fold. Not only do we rejoice but we are told there is rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who comes home.