Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
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When a British man lost his wedding ring while vacationing with his wife at a beach, they called a local man who makes a hobby out of helping people find lost items. Wearing a wetsuit and using a metal detector, the man searched for four days until he found a wedding ring in the sand. The name inscribed on the inside was proof that the correct ring had been found. The man’s wife said, “I thought that angels had wings, but now I know that they can arrive in a wetsuit as well.”1
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Whether an angel was involved in that search effort or not, we do know that angels in heaven rejoice when a certain kind of lost “item” is found. In telling a parable about a lost sheep, Jesus concluded by saying there is joy among the angels over “one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:10). If you are a sinner saved by faith in Christ, you were the cause of great rejoicing among heaven’s angels!
Is anything more valuable than an eternal soul? Let’s strive to give the angels innumerable reasons for rejoicing!
There is no one so far lost that Jesus cannot find him and cannot save him.
1″Lost wedding ring found by ‘angels in a wetsuit’ on Bournemouth beach,” bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10594296.Lost_wedding_ring_found_by__angel_in_a_wetsuit__on_Bournemouth_beach (accessed November 5, 2013).
By David Jeremiah.