In Luke 15, Jesus tells this story, “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.’ Luke 15:8-9
Recently an Evansville, Indiana woman encountered just such an occurrence. It seems that about 4 years ago, she lost the diamond out of her wedding ring. She spent countless hours digging through the trash, car, house and office desperately looking for the diamond, but with no success. Then a copier repairman came to her office to fix the printer, and when he opened it up, there was her diamond. As you can well imagine there was, “much rejoicing.”
Diamonds belong in rings, not hidden away in office printers. Likewise, I know there are times in our lives where we get a little lost. We know we should not be where we are in life, but we are just a little misplaced. We are stuck- lost in the wrong job, with wrong friends, and wrong habits or hobbies. Stuck- wondering why we are so misplaced.
Scripture reiterates that the lost being found is extremely important and worth a lot of time, effort, and energy to recover. God has so much planned for our lives if we will only let Him put us in the right place!
Think about it, and I’ll see you in church on Sunday!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D