Read: Luke 15
By: Steve Boggs
“The greatest encouragement throughout the Bible is God’s love for His lost race and the willingness of Christ, the eternal Son, to show forth that love in God’s plan of redemption. The love of Jesus is so inclusive that it knows no boundaries. At the point where we stop caring and loving, Jesus is still there loving and caring” – A.W. Tozer
While I was sitting at the Kansas City airport sipping my air puffed coffee, an announcement was made over the intercom that someone had lost their golden key and that they should return to terminal 1 to claim it.
I thought, wow…golden key…that must be valuable. A short time later that same guy came back on and said someone had lost their black glasses and again should return to the terminal 1 to claim the glasses. No kidding…a short time later another announcement was made that someone had lost their laptop.
I got to thinking about how much time we spend looking for lost items. My friend google tells me we spend 30 minutes a day looking for lost items. Think about it….keys, tv remotes, glasses, socks, your wife at Sam’s Club, you get the point.
In Luke 15:8-10 we read about a woman who too lost something.
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
While the woman has lost only one coin which is of small value in comparison to the rest, she searches diligently to find it. She turns the lights on, sweeps the whole house, and searches carefully until she finds it. She doesn’t stop until it is in her hands. And when she finds it, she rejoices!!
Out of his great love, Christ earnestly seeks those which are lost. And when the lost are found, heaven rejoices. Instead of facing separation from him he calls us to accept him as our personal Saviour and enjoy his presence eternally. He guides, protects, and counsels us as we walk through this life. Praise him today for his great love.