One Sunday evening, a young boy and his mom decided to do a craft project that she had found on a website. It was a liquid soap container with Lego blocks suspended in the soap. Since her son was such a huge fan of Legos, she knew he would love it. So, she washed the empty soap container, and he went to gather a hand full of blocks. He was a little concerned about giving up some of his treasured toys to put in soap, but after seeing the picture again of the final product, he decided it would be worth it. In the bathroom, the two started assembling the masterpiece… first a few blocks, then some soap. The boy picked up his next piece to add to the container when it slipped out of his hands and went down the sink drain. A look of fear came over the boy’s face and then the tears started to flow. His mom tried to comfort him by saying it was just one Lego piece and that he had plenty more. However, nothing could console him as he stared down the drain. So, the mom went and got the boys dad. His dad crawled under the sink with his tools. He tugged and pulled, twisted and turned, but the drain would not budge.
He thought of giving up several times, but every time he saw the look on his son’s face, he tried again. Finally, he tried another part of the drain and it came apart. Out popped the small, green, Lego block. Cheering and laughing echoed through the bathroom! The once lost Lego was now found and the craft could be completed!
Whether it be a lost sheep (Luke 15:3-7), a lost coin (Luke 15:8-10), a lost son (Luke 15:11-32), or a little lost Lego, God reminds us over and over again that we are all special to him. He doesn’t want any of us to be lost. Even though there are billions of other people on this earth, he wants to have a special relationship with each one of us.
“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10