When I travel, I like to have something to do with my hands. Sometimes I bring along knitting, or a bit of crochet I’m working on. Oh, my computer accompanies me (obviously), but can’t use it in the car (astigmatism affects car sickness adversely) so knitting or sewing is good.
This time I brought a small hand sewing project along. After supper, we were relaxing – Beloved Husband with a good book, me getting out a needle and thread. Ooops!! The needle box spilled!!! A quick screech to BH and he was beside me looking for the couple of needles. Thank goodness they fit into their little slots and we knew exactly how many were missing. Two.
Ooops again, only one was found. So, there I am, looking for – and afraid of how I’ll find – the missing needle. To sit or step on it could be painful It remains among the missing.
We checked the dark coverlet – nothing. We checked to see if it stuck in my clothing – nothing. We checked the carpet – thank goodness this is a brand-new hotel and I didn’t mind getting up close and personal with the floor.
The area was much smaller than the proverbial haystack, but there was no needle to be found. We gave up. Not a good thing to do.
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? (Luke 15:4 KJV)
He knew, for that was His job.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10 KJV)
His parents didn’t give up either. Remember when He was twelve and remained behind in Jerusalem? His parents thought He was with others And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. (Luke 2:45 KJV)
They found Him, and everyone else can, too, for He is close.. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: (Acts 17:27 KJV)
Why do we share this? Simple, But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. (Acts 15:11 KJV)
So – the needle I’ll keep an eye open, still looking. As for Christ, I’ve found Him and would love to know you have, too.
ADDENDUM: Found the needle in less than twelve hours -- stuck in the bedskirt! See, it does pay to keep looking!!