What do I seek?

2016-10-26

“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.’”
Luke 15:8-9)

Reflection:
Again the Lord compares Himself to a seeker after what is lost, reveals how He will do everything to find it and the happiness when He does. This clearly sets out the Lord’s values, but also does so in contrast to our own.

As readers we need to be looking at ourselves and asking some key questions. What am I seeking in my life and how committed am I to finding it? It is very easy to try and give the so-called ‘right answer.’ But the truth may be closer to an examination of how I spend most of my time. If an outsider were to examine my time schedules and the way I expend my energy what would they conclude?

These are important questions because they can reveal to me the truth of where I am and what I value, as well as the truth about where I could or should be. James put his finger on it when he wrote,

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22)

Both the woman and the Lord were searching for what was lost. I wonder if we really appreciate what we have lost as fallen human beings and whether we truly value what it is that Jesus has found for us and seeks to give us.

Response:
Ask the Lord to increasingly open your eyes to His truth.

Prayer:

Thank You Lord Jesus for coming to seek and recover the lost. Help me please to see the Truth and not to spend my life in pursuit of passing comforts and pleasures, but to seek and find my peace and place in You. Amen.

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