THE JOY OF FINDING LOST THINGS
“And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.” Luke 15:9, NIV
Recently, I mistakenly dropped my phone as I alighted from a taxi. I didn’t realise it until I had to make a phone call. The pain in my heart showed on my face; one lady had to ask me if there was no problem. Of course, there was. As I began to think about my contacts and other personal stuffs on the phone, my husband showed up. The cab driver had called the last dialled number on my phone, (my husband’s), and asked him to come get the phone. “That was a rare gesture,” I said, as my heart swelled with joy. Anyone who has once lost something or someone can relate with Jesus’ story of the lost sheep and coin. Jesus was responding to those who accused him of relating with tax collectors and sinners. He said His focus was to bring them to the fold and cause the angels to rejoice over them.
For the joy that will well up in the Father’s heart, we must not give up on those who are lost and do not know exactly where they are going. Like Jesus, we should not shut out unbelievers from our relationship circle; nor get carried away as to lose the focus of relating with them. Our aim is to make the Father’s heart glad and cause angels to rejoice as sinners come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
• Birthday Blessing: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3
RBT Passage: Judges 6-8
“The most valuable thing on earth is the human soul; God invested so much into it and is happy when it is restored to Him.” –XB