Finding the Lost Things


Pastor David Johnston

9/10/20231 min read

I want to tell you about something that happened to me. As you know, I like to make lists and I'm very dependent on my calendar. When I was the sales manager at the radio station, I carried a day timer. Daytimer is a planning organization system that includes calendar, contacts, notes, events and basically all information that I would need a given time. I often said, my life is in that book. I carried this book with me everywhere I went. (This was before Google Calendar.)

One day, as I was calling on clients (as usual), I had my daytimer with me. It had been an early day, starting with a meeting at 8:00 AM. Then on to a meeting at 9:30, another at 10:00. I stopped for lunch then another at 1:00. When I arrived at my 1:00 appointment, I reached my daytimer, but it wasn't there. I started looking around...I could not find it anywhere. I began retracing my steps and could not figure out where I left it. I called my clients, none of them had it. I was frantic. I completed my 1:00 appointment and rescheduled the rest of the day.

Now, I am literally retracing my steps. I concluded that I had lost it somewhere between the 10:00 and 1:00 appointments. As I pulled into the parking lot, my heart leapt. There is was lying on the ground. I must have laid it on top of the car and forgot about it.

God also knows the joy of finding lost things. It's true that God loves those that never stray, but when a lost one is found and comes home, even the angels rejoice!