I once spent a year searching for a diamond earring from a set that my parents had given me as a graduation gift. I never found it. I still hope that one day it will show up in some unusual place in my home, but I don’t look for it anymore. I am fortunate to still have one that I wear regularly, which is why only one of my ear lobes has two holes. Of course we are far greater value than the most precious of jewels. Thank you God for of the times when even your roughest of diamonds has been lost, you never stop searching. Rejoice with me, …there is joy in the presence over one sinner who repents (Luke 15:1-10).