Saturday, July 24, 2010

LOST

We've been watching "LOST" this summer.  Man is it confusing!  I've talked to people who watched the entire series and are watching it again and still don't understand it.  It is kinda fun, though, watching this and wondering what in the world is going on.  I was thinking about writing a VBS based on "LOST" but kinda dismissed that idea.

...and FOUND
The other day we were at the cabin.  I was reading my Bible and writing in my journal out on the porch.  The phone rang so I went in to answer it... got side-tracked and set down my Bible and stuff.  When I finally got back to my Bible I could not find my pen.  This pen is a very special fountain pen I got when Jim and I got married.  It's a beautiful Schaffer pen (bought in France), blue with little gold flecks.  I use it every day.  I looked every where... re-traced my steps, got a flashlight and looked between the cracks of the boards on the deck where I was sitting... looked behind the cabin, in the bathroom, kitchen, all over.  I was thinking about the parable of the lost coin.
"Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Luke 15:8–10, English Standard Version
After praying and after much work I finally found it.  It was in a small crack in a side pocket of my suitcase.  I was so happy!  This brought the parable into much sharper focus for me.  Every one in my family rejoiced with me (and sighed a sigh of relief!)!   

So, we're getting ready to do a week of VBS.  I want to have the same sense of urgency as little kids show up who are truly "lost" without Christ, in sharing the gospel with them.


1 comment:

Alida said...

I am so glad that you found your pen!!

And just so you know we are BIG fans of LOST and are watching season 5 right now!!