From our National WMF President Lynn Wellumson
When I was in third grade, my mom and dad decided to take a trip with another couple to Denver, CO. I asked my dad if I could borrow his brown transistor radio while they were away. This was one of his prize possessions at the time as it allowed him to hear the Twins ball games. On the third day of their absence, his justified worries were met when I accidently left the radio in the Faith city park. I was absolutely horrified and dreaded their return. Before they could even exit the car, I threw myself in mom's lap and poured out my confession. Dad called the chief of police and we went to meet with him. He told us he would look into the matter. Dad's forgiveness was balm to my soul. When Sheriff Crowley called the next day to say he had contacted Faith's lone thief and he would return the radio, I was relieved beyond words.
Luke 15: 8-10 says "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
When I read this passage, I don't think coins, I think brown transistor radio. Perhaps this passage has become precious to you also.