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"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven."
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Jesus' lost treasure!
What was the most precious thing you ever lost? I am sure it was hard for you to give up hoping that you would find it again. But, whatever you lost it was not as important or precious as something that was lost to Jesus in this story!
Jesus asks us to "suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one."
Using this parable He wants us to think about what needed to be done to find what was lost.
While something remains lost is worth NOTHING to the person who owned it! But the person who knows how valuable it was will make every effort to find it!
You and I, along with all mankind, were Jesus' lost treasure - lost in sin and without hope
- going to have to be disregarded forever as worthless by a Holy and Just God and cast away into a lost eternity.
But Jesus came to earth "to seek and to save that which was lost."
In His parable what steps does the woman take to try to find the coin in her dimly lit house? "Does she not light a lamp?" 1*.
But the lamp only shows up the dust and dirt in which the coin was lost! She is going to have to do something else to find the coin!
The lamp she lit might remind us of Jesus coming as "the Light of the world."
His purity and holiness shows up how much sin there is in our lives and makes us realise how unclean and sinful we really are!
The woman in the parable then realises that she needs to "sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?"
She will not mind getting tired and sweaty and dirty if only she can find her coin!
In Jesus' search for His lost treasure He was willing to go much further than just getting tired and sweaty. Jesus needed to take away the sin that hides you and me from God.
For Him that meant going to the cross and dying there as our substitute so that He could take away the sin that was keeping us from God.
In this way Jesus made it possible for you and me to be restored to God. Do you want to repent just now - wanting to be lifted from a life lost in sinfulness to a life pleasing to God?. Jesus is able and willing to do that for you!
When the woman is successful in finding her coin what does she do? "She calls her friends and neighbours together and says, `Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'"
If there is so much joy and excitement over the finding of a coin, how much greater the excitement and joy "in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Will you turn from your sins today and thank Jesus for all that He did to make it possible for Him to remove your sins. Trust in Him today to forgive and save you and you will be saved, and heaven will rejoice over another sinner made ready for Heaven.
Read Jesus' parable about this in Luke chapter 15, verses 8-10.
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Bye for now,
John Nixon, Ballincollig, Co.Cork, Ireland.
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Bible quotations from N.I.V.
2 Romans 3:9-23.
3 Colossians 1:21. Matthew 7:23.
4 Luke 19:10. 1st Timothy 1:15.
5 John 8:12. 9:5.
6 Luke 5:8. Isaiah 6:5.
7 Isaiah 59:2. Romans 3:23-26.
8 1st Peter 3:18. John 1:29. 2nd Corinthians 5:21.
9 John 3:16-19. Acts 20:21. 26:20.
10 Luke 15:9-10.
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