Story and Follow up Questions
The Lost Coin
Jesus told this story.
Once there was a woman who had lost a coin. She immediately
lit a lamp and began to look for it. She searched and searched for the coin. She
looked under the furniture and behind the bed. She looked in the cupboards and
then swept her whole house looking for the coin.
Finally, she found it. She was so happy she rushed out to
tell all of her friends and family, “Rejoice with me for I have found my lost
coin!” Everyone is so happy that the coin had been found.
Jesus told this story to teach us about his salvation. We
are all like the lost coin, but Jesus searches for us. He comes after us to
receive his salvation so that we can be with him in heaven someday. He does this
because he loves us.
There’s one more part of this story that is important. When
the woman finds the coin, everyone is happy and rejoices. When we are found and
become saved, there is rejoicing in heaven! Whenever a sinner repents and asks
for salvation, all the angels in heaven sing for joy! What a wonderful day
Follow up Questions
What was the woman searching for?
What happened when she found the coin?
What does this story teach us?