Our text will come from Luke 15:8-10. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 15:9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
This is the parable of the woman and the lost coin. She searches diligently until she finds it and then when she finds it she calls her friends and her neighbors to celebrate with her. She lost it and then found it.
In the next verse this is likened to a person that repents of his sin and gets right with God. The next verse you will notice that the angels rejoice when this happens.
Many times God’s people start out right but after a period of time they get all messed up by the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then they lose their way so much so that they can’t find their way back.
The Lord has to run us down to bring us back or at least he tries to. Bringing us back maybe in the form of many things; sickness and health issues, tragedy, pain, family trouble, job trouble, finance problems, and even destroyed relationships and friendships.
Many times we try to convince ourselves these things are just coincidence and yet deep inside we suspect or know that it may be from something we did or didn’t do. In any event God wants to have fellowship with us and he will do what he can to bring this about. We can resist his will but it may not be easy and in the mean time you will be miserable.
A famous hymn goes like this: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.
You may be lost but God wants you found.
May God help you to answer him when he comes looking for you.