Luke Chapter 15; is a great focal point for us, it is the chapter of the lost.
Parable of the Lost Sheep: Luke 15 verses 1 to 7;
Parable of the Lost Coin: Luke 15 verse 8 to 10:
Parable of the Lost Son: Luke 15 verses 11 to 32:
These parables, give us an insight into the Joy of The Lord has forgiving those who recognize their own sinfulness, and our need for Him, in our lives.
The joy of witnessing, Luke 14 verse 23; “Go out into the highways and lanes and make them, come in, so that my house may be full.
The Joy of knowing, God’s love, that “any Whosoever” may come.
Jesus tells a series of three stories. The first asks His listeners to put themselves in the place of a man who has 100 sheep, but loses one . So He leaves the 99 to go find the single lost sheep. When He finds it, he carries it home on his shoulders and then calls his friends and family, asking them to celebrate with him.
The second story is very similar. This time a woman owns ten coins and loses one She sweeps and searches the house until she finds it. Then she , like the man in the first story, calls together her friends and neighbors to celebrate.
And again Jesus observes that, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
The third story, bring it home painfully clear that the Pharisees and scribes is particularly clear, they care too little about lost people, and are only interested in lost possessions.
The third story is about a lost son, who returns home, and explains the Pharisees would throw parties for retrieved sheep and coins but not o celebrate finding a person who is lost.
It was the younger son who was lost who shows repentance for what he had done, the older like the Pharisees will be prevented for all the father has to offer.
We were all lost, and the angels of heaven have rejoiced in us being found and coming home, let keep our hearts humbled and rejoice with the angels when another comes back to the Fathers love.