Who can't relate to losing something valuable? I'm Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.
Hated tax collectors and sinners often gathered around Jesus and He never turned them away. In fact, Jesus engaged them in conversation and even ate with them. And He shared this story of a lost coin.
"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." (Luke 15:8-10)
Jesus wanted to give His listeners--and us--an idea of how much God loves lost people and how desperately He wants them to come home.
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