Have you ever searched for something only to have it turn up later, perhaps after replacing it?
It happens every year at this time my annual quest to find my gloves from the previous year. It is getting close to that time of year that a person needs gloves in my neck of the woods, so I look in my car, my home office, my bedroom etc. It is not an exhaustive search like when I can’t find my keys, but it is a search. After giving up the search, I always end up buying a pair of gloves. After buying a new pair, the old ones mysteriously surface somewhere.
Jesus talked about searching/seeking in stories he told to explain spiritual truths. In Luke Chapter 15 he shared three such stories; the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the famous story of the Prodigal Son. The one about the lost coin reminds me of my annual search for my gloves.
“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? 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.”
One thing about a coin is that the coin does not know it is lost. Yet the woman searches for it and rejoices when she finds it. We do not know how lost we are, but Jesus does. He never stops trying to get our attention. He is relentless in his pursuit of us. When we come to know Jesus, there is a party in heaven.
So today I will go buy a pair of gloves and will remember the story of the lost coin as I do so. Maybe the pair from last year will turn up later. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
20 thoughts on “Where Are Those Gloves?”
I just bought new gloves last week. I love how you tied your annual search for gloves to the woman with the lost coin. I’ll think of it every time I put on my gloves. 🧤
I will buy gloves today when I pick up a prescription
Gloves or coins, both represent something we don’t necessarily miss until it’s misplaced. I love looking at Christ’s parables from new angles, Matt. This is good stuff. Thanks.
Thank you David. For the lost coin I wonder if we phrased it lost debit card more people would relate lol
I love this analogy, Matt. Maybe thinking of this will help me have a better attitude when I lose something. 😀
Thank you Patti. My attitude about losing something depends on what it is lol
Yes. For instance, if I could lose some weight, I would be VERY happy! 😀
me too lol
Smiles. Hopefully it does. 😁
I usually keep my gloves in the coat pocket of my winter coat. But this year, I actually need to get a new pair.
Gloves are sneaky little things getting lost all the time lol
Beautifully written with the story of coin ! We don’t how lost we are but He knows everything. Thanks you for sharing👍🙂💓🎉
Thank you Priti.
My pleasure ☺🌹💓stay happy and blessed 🌹☺💓
I lose things all the time.. so I can totally relate. Great comparison to the scriptures and our condition.
The other day I thought I lost my sunglasses until I put my hand in my jacket pocket lol
I was talking to my mom on my cell phone one day and she could tell that I was rummaging through some things and asked me what in the world are you looking for? I said, I need to run to the store and I can’t find my cellphone. 🤔
Sounds like me 🤗
One thing about a coin is that the coin does not know it is lost. This one slapped me differently.
Hope the slap was a good thing not bad lol