|Lost and Found
Category: Misc Thoughts
Today I thought that I had lost something that is very special to me.
When I got to school for my class this afternoon I took all my things to the classroom and put them down at the chair that I sit in like I usually do. Then I took my water bottle, which I carry with me all the time, to the bathroom to fill it. When I went to take the lid off of my bottle I noticed that something was missing. That something was a promise ring that my boyfriend gave me a few months ago. My heart sank and I became frantic. I tried to remember if the ring was on my finger when I got to the school or if I had left it at home. I knew that it had been on my figure all morning, but I couldn’t remember taking it off. The only thing I could think is that it fell off my finger, but where? I couldn’t remember so I began to think of how I was going to tell my boyfriend that I had lost the ring. The meaning behind the ring is very important to us both and I was afraid that he would be upset. I wanted to cry, but there was no time. I had to find it. I prayed that it wouldn’t have fallen off in the school parking lot, because if it had I would never be able to find it.
I went back to the room where I had left my things and started looking everywhere. Finally I picked up my coat and looked in the pocket. It was there that I found my ring. I figured that it had fallen off my finger while I was putting my ipod away until I needed it due to the fact that my hands were cold. At that very moment I felt relief. I was very thankful that my ring was found.
Later this evening I was thinking about the lost ring and how I felt when I noticed it was gone. It made me think of the story in the Bible about the woman who lost her coin. She searched everywhere for that coin and when she found it she rejoiced and then I got to thinking…this must be how God feels when a sinner repents and asks Him to be their Lord and Savior or when a lost Christian finds their way back to the Lord.
We are all precious to the Lord, just like how the coin was precious to the woman and my ring to me.
It’s really cool how little reminders, like how much we mean to God, can happen anywhere at any time. When we are lost He never stops searching for us and when we are finally found all the heavens rejoice.