If he loses one, does he leave the 99 and go after the one that is lost?

Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier of the Israel Defense Forces who was abducted inside Israel by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid via underground tunnels near the Israeli border with Gaza on 25 June 2006…

Today is a special day for the country of Israel as Gilad is being released by Hamas. What stirs in my heart is that Israel is trading 1027 Terrorist for 1 of their soldiers.

What is brought to my heart is:
Luke 5:14 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

Israel never gave up on having Gilad return… We are a part of the rejoicing that Luke 15:6 talks about…
“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!”