I was not much. Skinny, scrawny, a face full of freckles and stringy straight hair. Our family was poor! Our town was small and unknown.
But I was of great value. Sought after. Pursued by my Creator. Loved deeply.
I do not know the value of the coin in Luke 15:8. There are a number of opinions about the 10 coins that I have read or heard through the years. But I do know it was valuable to this woman who swept, lit a candle and searched diligently.
I love it that God chose a coin to represent the lost. A coin has value. No matter how small. And this coin was part of a set making it valuable to the whole. Have you ever had a missing piece to a game or puzzle? At that moment it becomes necessary to find the one lost piece so the whole can be restored.
I love it that God chose a woman to represent the seeker. No one searches for lost items like a woman. If it can be found, Mom will find it. She is diligent and thorough in her search. Mom’s everywhere understand the determination and fervor needed to find missing family treasures. 😊
Can you see that Jesus was the Seeker and you were the lost coin?
To understand your value you must understand the pursuit. In His pursuit of you He came to where you were.
He came to light the candle.
He came to sweep the house.
He came to search diligently until you were found.
Found in the hands of Jesus, you are of great value!
Loser Bible Study Series Theme Verse:
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35
“Lose” from the Greek word “Apollymi” means “to destroy fully.” It is translated “lose” in Luke 15:8, our verse for today.