[Jesus said] “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.”
Worth a Bunch
Can you picture it? She’s lost her coin—it’s worth a bunch! Can you sense the effort that would have to go into finding the coin? What a challenge. What joy when the coin is found.
The angels in heaven experienced that kind of joy—on the day God brought you to faith in Jesus. Can you imagine? The angels in heaven were rejoicing because God had called you to believe in Jesus.
Oh, it took effort. God had to go looking for you and me. God had to bring the message of Jesus to us and convince us that Jesus had died for us. God had to work faith in our hearts, keep on strengthening that faith, and go after us when we strayed. God had to put in all that effort in order to “find” you. Was it worth it? Obviously, God thought it was.
So now? Now we will not fear! We will not! After all, if God has put in the effort to search for you, to find you, to call you to himself, does it not make sense that God would do whatever it takes to make sure that you are kept safe, either on this side of eternity, or far more importantly, on the other? Absolutely, he will! He’s invested way too much in you to do anything else.
Lord Jesus, thank you for seeking me out and finding me. Help me treat being a member of your family as the treasure it is. Amen.