Letting your faith become cold and then falling is a danger that surrounds a Christian who’s on his way to achieve salvation. In order to explain this risk, The Lord Jesus spoke about three consecutive parables, speaking about the same subject in the book of Luke (Luke 15).
The examples used where a sheep, coin and a son, that were all lost. Different elements who were lost for different reasons.
Reflecting about the coin in specific, we see that, even though it’s a coin with small monetary value, the Lord Jesus used it as an example to show that all His children are important. For Him, no one is more worthy or deserving of His attention. To show this care, our Savior puts all His effort to recover the “lost” coin.
In that time, it was common for houses to have unpaved floors, and this way, dirt could easily hide a coin and bury it. So, in order for it not to be lost forever, a lamp had to be lit. Afterwards, the housewife had to clean each room meticulously, in order to find the coin.
It is understood that coins are souls; the woman, the church; and the lamp, the Word of God. Now the act of sweeping the house symbolizes the diligent job of the church in taking care of people, and in case one gets lost, it should continue seeking until found.
Each soul is precious for God, because of this, He does not accept to easily lose even one. When a child leaves His presence, it causes Him profound suffering. On the other hand, nothing pleases Him more than to find him again and have once again in His arms.
God’s love is so great that no child can replace the place of another in His heart. To imagine the size of this care for us, He has reserved blessings and purposes exclusive for each one.
Those who get lost in the faith, like the example with this coin, stay down on the ground. Aside from this, he gets stepped upon by the devil and becomes disfigured because of sin. However, before the eyes of the Almighty, he is still His beloved treasure.
It’s worth remembering that, the fault of your fall cannot be placed upon our Savior, because His care towards man was never lacking. But, it’s necessary to want to be found, which means, recognizing it’s your fault and repenting, that way you may be restored and return to the Hands of the Lord, where you should’ve never left.
See you next week. Until then!