HOST: Ron House
“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.”
This short parable is very similar in theme and application to the previous one. In this story, Jesus uses a lost coin as the object lesson. What if you lost a $100 dollar bill? You know that it is in your house somewhere, but you can’t find it? Do you just say, “Oh well,” and forget about it? Most of us would turn the house upside down. We would look in every drawer, under every piece of furniture, and in every corner of the house until we found the money. That is exactly the picture Jesus paints in this parable. What person, He asks, if they lose a silver coin, doesn’t search for it tirelessly until they find it? Again, that coin represents a lost soul that God desperately cares about and desires to be saved. And again, as God’s servants and ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), we should be just as concerned for that soul as we are for that $100 bill we lost. We should work and pray and never give up on trying to “find” that lost soul. May God help us to be more like Him!
Why does one soul matter so much to God?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!