Lost

Good morning! 

Have you ever lost something? 

And retraced your steps a hundred times to try and find it? 

I have! And I just did! 😲

The diamond in my wedding ring felt to me as if it was loose and moving, so I took it off, and put it in the pouch it came in, and placed it with the rest of my jewelry.

Saturday came, and I had several errands to run. I took it out to stop by the jewelry store and have them check it. Errand one done. Check. Errand two complete. Check. Errand three. Check. It was time for the jewelry store. I reached in my purse, and there was no pouch. I panicked. I searched everywhere in the car, turned my purse inside out, checked with the earlier errands, went home and even went so far as to climb in our dumpster io look for it. Fortunately  it was a new one, and we only had two things in it. 

No ring. 😔 

I had to tell my husband with the heaviest heart I’ve ever had that I’d lost the wedding ring he had made for me. 

We got in the car and drove to the places I’d just been to retrace my steps again to no luck. I went home and for whatever reason, I looked in the kitchen trash can. I’d just put a new bag in it the evening before.  It had two things in it. A  wadded up white paper towel from the morning coffee, and the little white pouch holding my ring. 

Thank you Jesus!  What was lost is now found!  Its value was great, but not just in dollars, in sentiment. 

Have you ever thought about how valuable you are to our God? 

For all those out there that are lost, do you know how often God may retrace his steps in trying to reclaim his lost?  He created you! He is constantly trying different paths to reach you, all in the name of helping you be found. His lost child.

Let’s all help in the search of that which is lost. Let’s live our lives as an example to others of God’s plan.  Let’s show them the way to be found. God and all heaven will rejoice as I did when I found my ring when one soul is found!

But the father said to his servants, “Quick, bring the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate for the son of mine was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found.                                                    Luke 15:22-24

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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