8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
When the woman loses one silver coin, she will do whatever she can to find it. Because without the lost coin, “ten silver coins” are not complete (according to Jewish custom).
So, the true value of the “lost one” is not just “one” but “ten”. That’s why when the woman finds the one that
was lost, she calls her friends and neighbors together to rejoice with her.
In the same way, when one sinner repents, the rejoicing in heaven is huge.
Dear Jesus, please open my eyes to see what you see and open my mind to have the heart of Jesus. Amen.
Written by Allen Leu