Gone Forever?

Gone forever!  Have you ever gone to the lake or out into the ocean, having a great day until…your sunglasses come flying off?  Worse, have you ever lost a watch, ring or set of keys?  Regular water adventurers know to secure their gear with float tags and straps, but the casual recreationalist has lost millions of items, gone forever, never to be seen again.  Well, not so fast.  Thanks to Darick Langos and his Scuba Bear Diving Recovery Service, you might be in luck.  While diving with his metal detector, Langos has collected about 200 smart watches, dozens of smartphones and hundreds of rings and other jewelry. If you know where you lost it, and for a small fee, Langos can probably find it for you.  “It is a good paying gig, but super niche,” Langos said, adding, “I am the cheapest guy I know of. I don’t charge if I can’t find it.”  One of his biggest search requests has been for prescription glasses. “They can be insanely expensive, $800 for prescription glasses. I am able to find it in less than a minute” if given a good location, Langos said.  https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/2024/03/03/big-find-for-pro-metal-detector-hundreds-of-smart-watches/

Lost forever is a horrible feeling to have for something you hold dear.  Langos, and other folks like him, give people what anyone in their position might need most, hope! There are no guarantees, but his company has a pretty good recovery record.  The Bible talks a lot about losing and recovering things.  One of the most famous sections in the New Testament is where Jesus is telling the stories about a lost sheep, lost coin and lost son.  In each story the “value” of the item increases, ultimately leading readers to His point, there is no person so lost that God cannot find them.  What a great truth to share with everyone you know.  We all know someone in search of hope, and that is exactly what the Bible tells us.  Anyone who seeks after God will be found by Him!

What advice does Langos give water adventurers?  Get yourself a better Apple watch strap.  The one that comes with the watch is not made for water and will come off too easily.  What instruction does the Bible give us about our lost friends? Don’t give up on them being found.  Talk to them, pray for them, and make room for them.  The father in the story was out front, every day looking and anticipating his son’s return.  We should do no less for the one we are missing.  God knows where they are, brothers and sisters are praying with you, let’s continue to expect to be reunited with those we love!

It is just as the Scripture says: “Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Greek: The same Lord is Lord of all, and gives richly to all who call on Him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:11-13

Serving the Savior,
Bro. Jonathan  

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