I was having one of those days.
We’ve all heard the old adage, Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It never fails!
I was already running fashionably late, and I was meeting another for breakfast. Ugh!
I couldn’t find my keys! 😦
I looked everywhere!
They had to be in my home. My car was in the driveway. I had used my keys last to get it there and get inside the house.
I looked until every place I could possibly imagine them being was exhausted.
I finally gave up. I began looking for my spare car key instead.
I found my spare! 🙂
Off I went to breakfast still perplexed about the location of my set of keys.
It’s not like they aren’t easy to spot. I have a large bling cross on my key ring exactly for that purpose. To make them easy to locate.
Have you ever lost or misplaced something important or valuable to you?
It’s frustrating to say the least! There is no closure, no rest ’til that which is lost is found.
Can you imagine how our Heavenly Father must feel when one of His valued children that He created are lost?
He never gives up on the lost! His lost. And we are His hands and feet. We are here to help Him recover His lost. One at a time.
And when they are found, there is great rejoicing in heaven and on earth.
Just like my keys.
By the way, I found them. 🙂
Guess where they were?
Carefully tucked away in safekeeping in a zippered pocket in my purse.
Imagine that! 🙂
A little prayer and another search. And there they were! Voila!
I can now rest. I can now rejoice for the lost is found.
Let’s not be lost. Instead let’s help others be found. So heaven and earth can rejoice!
3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Love and laughter,