Have you ever lost something that was really important to you?
What lengths did you go to, to try and find it again?
See our youth’s take on the Parable of the Lost Coin, just one of three videos they and the youth from Overland Park Presbyterian put together for Youth Sunday this past week. See the other two on our website – http://heritagepresolathe.com/sermons.
Luke 15:8 “Or what woman, if she owns ten silver coins and loses one of them, won’t light a lamp and sweep the house, searching her home carefully until she finds it? 9 When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me because I’ve found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life.” (Luke 15:8-10 CEB)
Remember all that joy and celebrating at the end?
While it was amazing (if I do say so myself) – know that it pales in comparison to God’s joy when we are found after losing our way.
God is calling us to change from the inside out – to change our hearts and our lives – because God wants us to find our true selves.
God’s pursuit of you – the real you, which is not clouded by brokenness, unhealed hurts or sin, but is instead the healed, forgiven and graced you – is even more relentless than the woman searching for her lost coin, or our dear Brooke searching for her lost iPhone.
God loves you that much.