Celebrating the Found

 

August 17

 

Read Luke 15: 8-10 (ESV)

“Or, what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

 

Reflect

When was the last time you lost something really important to you? Think about how excited and relieved you were when you found the item you had lost. Now, think about all of the angels rejoicing in heaven the day you repented and accepted Jesus. It’s a beautiful thought.

 

I lost my wedding ring once. I took it off while I was giving my kids baths and forgot to put it back on. When I realized it was missing, I got down on my hands and knees, searching the floor for my ring. That night, I cried while I put the kids to bed because I was so distraught that I had lost it. It isn’t so much the monetary value of the ring. I have it insured, so I suppose it could be replaced. Actually, the ring means so much to me because of what it represents. It is a symbol of the covenant my husband and I made with each other. It isn’t just expensive. It is meaningful.

 

My husband dug through our disgusting trash while I cried through the bedtime routine with the kids. Behold! He found my ring! Covered in coffee grounds. I had been so diligent to teach my toddler to throw away her trash, she apparently thought she should toss my wedding ring out! You can imagine my relief and joy when we found it. So I did what my generation does and shared the good news on Facebook so my friends and family could rejoice with me.

 

In this parable, Jesus was likely referring to ten coins that Palestinian women received as a wedding gift. If they lost one, it would be similar to losing a wedding ring. The coins are not just valuable monetarily. They are meaningful because of what they represent. Finding one that was lost would call for a celebration.

 

Did you know that we are also valuable because of what we represent? We were created by God and in His image. We reflect Him. We represent Him. We matter to Him. Whenever one of us is spiritually lost, He wants us to be found. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

 

Friends, you matter so much to God that when you turn back to Him, repent of your sins, and walk with Him in faith, all of heaven rejoices over your decision. You are loved. You matter. If you are lost, repent and be found. You won’t be rejected. You will be rejoiced over.

 

Pray

Lord, thank you for loving me so much that You made a way through Jesus for me to be found. Amen.


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Very meaningful. Thanks
Thank you lord
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Thank you GOD by showing what is important and what is not. Remember that when its found joy is there and share it.
Thank You Father God for your Grace and Mercy 🙏🙏
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Thank you Jesus!
Amen
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Amen to that!
Thank you Lord for loving me, protecting and providing for me. I am blessed to have You as my Father. When I sin and do wrong against You, You are forgiving to me and have mercy upon me, thank You Lord. I repent and the Angels rejoice. I once was lost and now I'm found was blind but now I see. Glory to God in the highest. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.
Praying for you and your situation!
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God is so merciful
God is so good
Amen
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Amen
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Amen
Before I became a Christian I didn't think any cared for me and I was trapped in this life I was living. So eventually I got into trouble and what I realized that was my way out. That's the shorter version. I give thanks to God for creating and showing my way of escape. His patience is so unbelievable. Glory to God.
Amen
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The value of one lost soul Amen!
I may not have a great background but I have a great father. Who sought diligently, cleansed and restored me. Therefore I am blessed.
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FATHER, I AM SO LOVE BY YOU, AND I LOVE YOU FOR TEACHING ME HOW TO LOVE AS YOU LOVE IN JESUS🙏🏿
Amen😇
AMEN to God be all the glory
AMEN 🙏
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