Do you see them? No really they are everywhere! Come on surely you do see them.
Well, you do have to know what you’re looking for. And honestly, even though they are everywhere and not hard to spot, we have to search for them diligently. But the good news is, when we find them (one at a time) it is cause for great celebration! Yes, great celebration because of their value and worth. Who knew these were so important, after all because there are so many it is easy to overlook them, take them for granted, even ignore them or avoid them.
But Don’t!! Because they are a precious commodity, so precious in fact listen to what happens when one is found: “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Lk. 15:10 Well if all of heaven gets that excited over one lost sinner being found, why don’t we — we can find them daily, they are everywhere! What do you say we join the party and start gathering up some of those valuable, precious commodities — they may be lost, but we know where to find them, we just have to know we’re supposed to be looking for them.
Dr. William Burnham is pastor of Point of Grace Church in Covington. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.