Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, “rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!” “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Luke 15:8-10 NKJV
I am so grateful that Jesus used parables to explain to us His truth!
Parables can be described as a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
In this specific parable Jesus used the example of a coin (that was found after it has been lost) to explain to us how much God loves us; and about the celebration, when we acknowledge sin for what it is, repent and intentionally turn away from it to follow Him – wholeheartedly.
In verse 10 it states that there is much joy in the presence of the angels of God over only one sinner who repents!
I can’t even comprehend how amazing this joyous occasion must be, but I am truly grateful that He never gave up on me!