You Are the Coin
“What woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? Then 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.’” – Luke 15:8-9
Do you see?
Humanity is the coin.
No ‘thing’ can be lost if it did not already have a home. No ‘thing,’ and ‘no one’ can be lost if they did not already belong. No ‘thing’ and ‘no one’ can be lost if they did not already get their origin from somewhere.
Coins bear an image. You carry the image and imprint and poetry and signature of the divine, who has engraved you on the palms of His hands. You carry His inscription no matter what your life looks like.
Jesus redeemed the image of God within us and is calling all mankind to awaken to the truth of their origin and blueprint.
The woman is symbolic of The Spirit, whose Greek Word, ‘pneuma,’ is feminine. The Spirit searches and sweeps clean until ultimately the coin, that divine image that was lost, is found and restored to its glory, the house.
We are the temple of the Spirit. We are Bethel. We are the house of God and the Spirit works inside the house, within all of humanity, to point us to the truth of our being, our oneness and our union with God. We are in the divine embrace of the love of the Trinity.
Even while the coin was lost, it never lost its value to its owner. My point, I don’t care how many contradictions you have in your life, you are so valuable. You bear His image regardless. You carry the DNA of heaven regardless. He crossed every chasm, every distance on a seek and find rescue mission, as evidenced in the next parable of the lost sheep and the Good Shepherd.
He shed every drop of His blood to unveil your worth to Him and awaken you to the truth of His love for you as well as your value to him and who you are.
Notice this as well:
Who sought who?
Did the woman (the Spirit) give up or did She continue searching until the lost coin was found?
Tell me how this is not good news!
Michael McElyea is a husband and a father; a guy who left evangelical church leadership to go on a journey with Jesus; just a man trying to follow Jesus. He lives in MD with his family.
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