Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till, she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together,,,, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:8-10|KJV)
This parable describes the great pain God goes through for humanity’s redemption. The woman lost one silver coin, yet she seeks diligently till she finds it. Why would she take the pain to look for one coin when she had nine left? It is because the value of what she could get with the money has reduced due to the lost one.
In the same way, I tell you there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
(Luke 15:7 NIV)
A repentant sinner adds value to the kingdom of God, and heaven could not but rejoice. The life of a single sinner is precious to God, so we must sincerely and diligently seek the lost.
We must do everything within our power to win those still living in darkness, so that we might bring unending joy to the heavenly hosts. When we fail to repent of sin, we not only deprive ourselves of joy, heaven also mourns over our lives.
In what area of your life do you need to repent? In what way(s) have you been depriving the heavenly host of joy? It is time to truly repent, make a U-turn so that there would be an outburst of joy in heaven on your account. May your life not be the reason for heaven to sorrow.