Looking For Something That Has Been Lost
We’ve all experienced that sense of panic when we lose something we really love or need. We search everywhere.
“Where was the last place I saw it?! Where did I put it?!”
For me, I usually put it “somewhere safe” so it wouldn’t get lost and then forgot where that safe place was.
However, there’s another sense of “having lost something” that many people feel. It’s not a specific thing. It’s not even at one specific time. There’s just this sense that something is missing. That feeling is there most of the time.
In the Bible, Jesus tells several stories about lost things.
There’s a lost sheep, a lost coin, and even a lost child. Here’s one of those stories from Luke 15:
“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.” – Luke 15:8-10
When Jesus tells this story, he is talking about how much God desires to be in a good relationship with us and how happy God is when someone believes in Him. As described in this story, God seeks us out. He’ll turn over every couch cushion in our lives and shine a light into every dark corner to bring us to Him.
Do you have that sense that something is missing?
If so, and you don’t know Jesus, it may be that you are feeling God seeking you. The amazing thing is that what you have been looking for all this time is actually seeking you, too!
I invite you to explore this possibility by reading the Bible (maybe the Gospel of Mark) and by coming to church this week.
If you have already been found by Jesus, praise the Lord!! Grow that relationship with God at church this week. Then, think about who you know who may be feeling like something is missing and pray for them. Then, look for a chance to talk to them about Jesus. Help them find what they have missing.
We spend so much energy seeking so many things in life. Thank You for seeking us about the one thing that is most important.
In Christ’s Service,