“Either what woman having ten pieces of silver,
if she lose one piece,
doth not light a candle,
and sweep the house,
and seek diligently till she find it?”
Do you ever lose things? Surely I am not the only one who misplaces things from time to time. Well, it is a little more often than that with small children running around.
In our house there is always something missing. With three young children we are always misplacing things, be it shoes, toys, or games; the list goes on and on.
Our latest adventure took place just this week.
During the summer my children really enjoy getting to go to the library. Each week I take them to return books that have been read and to check out new ones.
Sister, our youngest child, bless her heart, just can not seem to keep up with her library books. She is so excited on library day, and by the time we get home the books have already lost their appeal and they are thrown down and forgotten.
I often ask her, “Sister, do you know where your books are?” It does not surprise me any more when she says, “No,” and runs off to look for them.
This round of misplaced books was quite the ordeal. Somehow in the shuffle of a busy house, the books had gotten stuffed in a drawer with all kinds of other papers and such things. We have spent countless hours looking for these elusive library books.
Today, I made it a rule that no child was to get any of their privileges until each book was found. As I watched my children frantically search the house, I was reminded of a Bible story that I heard as a child.
In Luke, Jesus tells a parable of a woman who had ten pieces of silver and one gets lost. In the story the lady searched diligently for the lost coin until she found it. She then called all of her neighbors and, rejoicing, told them the grand news.
Friends, we are lost coins. Each one of us, until we come to know Jesus as our personal Savior, are lost just as the coin in this story was lost.
Praise God we do not have to stay lost! For just as the lady in this story searched for the lost coin until she found it, Jesus searches for us. He calls for us, He waits for us, He draws us to Himself. And when we are found, the Bible says that the angels in Heaven rejoice! (Luke 15:10)
I do not know where you are today. I pray that you are covered by the blood of Jesus.
If you are reading this and you know that like this coin, you are lost, separated from God and His love for you, you have a choice. You are not helpless like this coin. You do not have to stay where you are, waiting to be found. You can make the decision to go to God. Seek His face, place your sins at His feet, and be found today. He is waiting for you, friend.
I pray that you will take a moment to examine your life. Where are you? Are you lost? Or are the angels in Heaven rejoicing because you have been found, your name written in the lamb’s book of life, and your sins covered by the blood of Jesus?
I would love to hear from you. If you have made the decision today to follow Jesus, I would like to rejoice with you over the lost being found.
If you would like to know more about God’s saving power and how to receive Him into your life, I would be happy to discuss it with you. You can leave a comment here and I will respond as soon as possible.
God bless you today, friend.