Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Joy before the angels of God 神の天使たちの前に喜びが

“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

15:8 また、女の人が銀貨を十枚持っていて、もしその一枚をなくしたら、あかりをつけ、家を掃いて、見つけるまで念入りに捜さないでしょうか。 15:9 見つけたら、友だちや近所の女たちを呼び集めて、『なくした銀貨を見つけましたから、いっしょに喜んでください。』と言うでしょう。 15:10 あなたがたに言いますが、それと同じように、ひとりの罪人が悔い改めるなら、神の御使いたちに喜びがわき起こるのです。ルカによる福音書

God says here that there is joy when God finds that person who God lost.


It is important to note that in the passage, the woman seeks diligently until she finds it.


Therefore, in the same way, God seeks diligently until He finds that person He lost.


God was diligently seeking me until He found me.


God was eager to find me because He lost me. I was his and I was lost.


And then I am found.


Just as the lyrics in Amazing Grace say, "I once was lost, but now I'm found."


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