Re:Verse passage – Luke 15:1-10 (day three)

“What woman…does  not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Everybody understands that some things command attention and some things simply don’t. So ingrained is the giving or withholding of attention that people adjust their level of attentiveness without giving much thought to it. It’s common to find a penny on the ground; pennies receive little attention. It’s rarer to find a hundred-dollar bill on the ground; that currency receives considerably higher attentive care. And when someone finds a briefcase containing 2.3 million dollars, that’s…only in the movies. At any rate, you don’t care about the penny, and you care much more about the hundred. And it really hurts when it goes missing. You will search hard. This is what heaven’s going through right this moment.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. BR, your comment about what Heaven in going through made me think of a quote by G. Campbell Morgan:

    None of the ransomed ever knew
    How deep were the waters crossed.
    Nor how dark was the night that the Lord passed through,
    E’er He found the sheep that was lost.

    Neither the coin nor the sheep felt the pain of being lost; the woman and the shepherd felt the pain–and therefore, their joy was the greater when the lost items were restored. We rejoice at our salvation, but how much greater does Heaven! 🙂

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