Luke 15: 8-10
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”
Look how diligently she searches for what is lost! When we lose something of value, we search and search everywhere until we find it. Look at the energy involved! Now compare that with the energy we spend on ‘finding’ lost souls for the kingdom of God… When we lose something and begin our search for it there is an urgency, especially if it is a wallet or a set of keys! How much more valuable is someone who is lost for eternity! What kind of effort do we put into reaching others with the Word of God and sharing what it can do in their life; now and forever?
Make heaven rejoice as we take on the seriousness of the search for what is lost and its reclamation. Make the heart of God sing as we catch the flame of urgency to be faithful in our sharing; daily, by the minute. We have contact with others all day long – how are we treating them? What does our speech reflect? Are we keeping our thoughts clean and clear since we know our actions and words are an outward expression of the inner person?
We can only impact the lost if we are found; found to have the presence of God in and with us, found to have the same sense of urgency to seek, and share. Be the cause of rejoicing in heaven.