October 02, 2019: SOAP #3590:  Zechariah 13-14; Psalm 147; Luke 15 Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 15:4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he […]

October 02, 2019: SOAP #3590:  Zechariah 13-14; Psalm 147; Luke 15

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 15:4 “Suppose one of you has ahundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in theopen country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he findsit, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls hisfriends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have foundmy lost sheep.'

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she notlight a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 Andwhen she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoicewith me; I have found my lost coin.'

Observation:   Joy ismade for sharing!   When something good happens to us, we want toshare it.  We want to call another familymember, or a best friend, to let them in on the good news.  When we share it with someone else, it islike we are living it all over again and enjoying it again.    

Application:   Itseems to me that the word 'rejoice' could imply that I am re-joyingsomething.  I am joying it again.  I am RE-joying.  I am enjoying it a second time.   Whenit first happened, I experienced joy and now I want those I love to re-joicewith me.   

Prayer:   HeavenlyFather, there is no joy that is more worthy of repeating than the joy youplaced in my heart.  It is a joy worthsharing with others.  It is worth sayingto everyone, 'Rejoice with me; I have found the love of God in Jesus.'  Amen

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!