Passage: Luke 15:1-10
Verse: Luke 15:10 (NIV 2011)
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Have you ever obsessed over something that was lost? Have you ever had to search for whatever was lost until it was found? In this passage, we read of two of Jesus’ parables – one about a lost sheep and the other about a lost coin. Other passages in Scripture tell us that God seeks for no one to be eternally lost. We learn how He goes to great lengths to reach out to and find those who are lost. Just as we celebrate when we find something that has been lost, the angels of heaven rejoice when a lost sinner repents and is found. May we put in the time and energy required to find someone who is lost, but desires to be found. May we share the hope we have found in Christ with them. May we pray that they will turn to Christ. May we rejoice when they repent and are no longer lost. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)