That Which Was Lost


Photo by Restso

When Chloe was a baby, we bought her little diamond earrings. They’ve been gracing her little ears for 3 1/2 years now.

The other day, one fell out while she was at my parents.

I was sad about the earring loss; for aside from their monetary worth, I had hoped it would be an heirloom she could pass on someday.

We had a brief search but I have to admit; I was skeptical. Was it in the house? The sandbox? The tree fort? The pool? How could we find something so tiny in an area so large. I gave up.

My parents searched. My dad was definitely diligently seeking  as he wore his snorkel/mask and combed the bottom of their inground pool. Mom scoured the house and everywhere else.

Luke 15:8-10

8Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

9And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

10Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

{the phone rang}

Mom had found the earring back in the house where Chloe had gotten her bathing suit on. Dad had found the earring right by the ladder when he was getting out of the pool. Two tiny pieces, two separate places; both found. Praise the Lord!

I was amazed. Though good sized diamonds; an earring is  tiny and finding it had seemed, to me, a hopeless task.

But of all the things I appreciate about my parents, their perseverance is something I value highly. I’m so thankful that they didn’t give up found the earring. But even more so, I’m thankful they didn’t give up on me. My teenage years were hard ones. I’ve made so many mistakes and foolish choices {then and now} but my parents have always remained steady. They help me find that right path, then we rejoice together and there was joy in heaven!

After that call, like the woman, I rejoiced with my sister, and my friend and now with you because that which was lost is now found.

I’d love to hear your lost and found story so we can rejoice together!

  • A lost earring found, faithful parents, being priceless to God = Finer Things!


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