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? 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. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15:8-10
“Show me the money”! This has become a popular phrase in today’s society based on a pop culture movie. This phrase has become an attitude and lifestyle for most people. Money is and has always been an important part of society, even in Biblical days. This is why Jesus spent alot of time preaching about the dangers of money. So Jesus parable here should be very relevant to many people then and today
A woman lost some money and searched everywhere and diligently to find it. Does this sound familiar? Have you ever lost money or maybe your wallet and searched frantically for it? Suppose you lost $100 or $1000 dollars, how hard would you search for that lost money? Probably very fervently, this is the point Jesus is trying to convey in this parable.
The lost sinner and like the lost money to us, God loves you and doesn’t want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9) therefore Jesus is seeking you , hoping that you would find salvation through the Christ! As hard as you try to run away and hide from God, the Holy Spirit is everywhere , leading you back home, will you answer the calling?
Notice again in this parable, when the lost sinner repents and comes to salvation through Jesus Christ, all of heaven rejoices! There is a party in heaven for you! If you think nobody loves you or cares about you in this world, Christ and all of Heaven is calling your name and is rejoicing when you become Born Again
So instead of saying “Show me the money” next time say “Show me the salvation” and that is only found in Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6) Amen!