The world, satan, and our own flesh may say that we are of no value but God says differently. After meditating over several of the parables spoken by Jesus in the various Gospels, I discovered an important common denominator. To name a few the wheat/tares, the hidden treasure, the great price (pearl), and the lost coin. Each of these parables point to something of ‘value’. I would like to narratively expand on the parable of the lost coin. Read Luke 15:8-10, “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.” So what’s the ‘thing’ of value? Yep, you got it, ‘us’! Notice the woman’s diligence in finding this drachma coin. She burns expensive oil to light the area, she uses a broom to reach areas she most likely couldn’t reach by hand, and she meticulously dedicates her time to find the coin. Drachma derives from the Greek verb meaning “to grasp”. Insignificant? Not really. John 10:28 says, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me.” Watch this, God values us more than we could every fathom and once we are in His grasp [drachma], we are in his grasp [drachma] forever. In short this parable should serve as a reminder that God welcomes every sinner, He sees value in every sinner, and He rejoices whenever a sinner comes to repentance. We are so valuable to
God that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us (John 3:16). Gospel music artist Marvin Sapp sung it best; “He saw the best in me, when everyone else around could only see the worst in me.” God always see the best in us so be encouraged today and don’t let the world, satan, or your flesh tell you anything different!!! The best is yet to come!


About Lowellpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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