Luke 15: 8-10

Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one.  Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.”  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

It is not that this woman lost her only silver coin.  She lost one of the ten silver coins she owned.  The message here is that it was just as precious to her as the others, and she rejoiced with celebration when she found it.  Apply that to God and us.  Salvation is never treated casually in the kingdom of heaven.  Each sinner who comes to repentance is rejoiced over with great joy.  Imagine the party in heaven that day at Pentecost when 3000 were added to their number!!

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