Looking for Something that has Been Lost

lostWe’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.

But there’s another sense of “having lost something” that many of us 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.”

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.

Could it be that this sense of having lost something in your life is God seeking you?  Could it be that the thing you have been looking for all this time is actually seeking you, too?

I invite you explore this possibility with us.  Post a comment, contact us today, or join us on Sunday mornings for worship beginning on February 28th at 10am at Wesley Chapel High School (in the cafeteria).

Find that thing you’ve been missing.

God bless!

In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Kurt

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