The Lost Money: a Modern Parable

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

My friend had toiled very hard
Out in the summer sun;
And found herself richly rewarded
When the job was done.

But hours later found her searching
Frantically around;
For all that hard-earned money, now,
Was nowhere to be found.

She asked her friends to pray,
And one assured her she would find
The money she had worked for
In God's own good place and time.

And sure enough, she found it in
The bottom of her sink;
Where it had likely fallen when
She'd gone to get a drink.

And as we all rejoiced with her,
I was reminded of
The parable of the lost coin,
And God's amazing love.

He searches for each lost soul,
And rejoices in each one
Who comes to Him for their redemption,
Through His precious Son.

And there's rejoicing up in Heaven
When what's lost is found.
Have angels had a party, yet,
Cuz you are Heaven-bound?
“‘Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one…
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.’”
Luke 15:8-10 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, July 2011
~ Inspired by the real-life adventure of my friend Bet Nakamura-Smith

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