However, they were lost.
I’ve looked all over for them. I looked in my car. I looked in my office. I looked in the garage. I looked in my bedroom. I looked in the kitchen. I looked in the junk drawer.
After awhile, I just stopped looking. Every now and then, however, I wondered where they were.
Since I didn’t have my set of keys to the car, my wife and I would have to swap keys depending on who needed it. This became a major inconvenience.
I also found myself borrowing other people’s keys to open doors since my keys were lost.
Yesterday, I walked into the kitchen and looked on the key rack by the door and there were my keys. At first, I found myself wondering if these were indeed the keys I had lost. How could they just appear like that?
But there was my favorite Coca-Cola key chain and hanging alongside it were my keys.
I wanted to dance for joy. I was thrilled! I was relieved. I was excited. I was rejoicing.
Since they had been missing for almost a year — I became curious where they had been found.
I asked my daughter who had recently moved back home for a few months and she casually mentioned that she found them in one of her drawers. She acted like it was no big deal.
I wanted to jump up and down and shout it from the roof top. My lost keys had been found!
My lost keys were found!
As I reflected on my joy — I immediately was reminded of Luke 15:10. Jesus says,
“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
If I can rejoice over finding my lost keys – how much more must the angels rejoice in heaven when there’s a soul saved?!
It reminded me of the words of Phil Keaggy’s song – Rejoice:
All true saints of Jesus Christ Rejoice when there’s a soul saved. All true saints of Jesus Christ Rejoice when there’s a soul saved. All the angels in Heaven above Rejoice when there’s a soul saved.
I love what the blind man says when questioned after Jesus healed him in John 9:25,
He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”
Here’s my testimony:
I was lost, now I’m found!
Jesus came on a rescue mission “to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
We have the awesome privilege to join Him in His mission!