Hi! I’m Geli! About a year ago, I had the chance to share this story with my officemates about a Persian cat that we lost.
I woke up to the sound of my mommy almost crying because of that lost cat. Without thinking, I went outside to look for it. With all honesty, I had no idea how to find it. All I did was say a little prayer. And it worked. I found the cat in no time. I shared this story with my officemates, ending it with a conclusion that no prayer is too small to be answered by God, so just surrender to Him even your smallest of burdens and He will surely answer you. Little did I know that one of my officemates is a Born Again Christian. She approached me right after that sharing and asked me to join them in fellowship every other Tuesday night.
Without hesitation, I said yes. I was in need of a Christian “sisterhood” during that time, just like the one I had in college.
I’ve been out of the ministry for about five years and it’s been a huge burden to go back, serve God and grow in faith.
I started attending Tuesday sessions with the girls and eventually found my new best friends in Christ (of course I still keep the old ones).
Since then, I knew that they began praying with me and for me to be able to get back in serving our Lord.
Then, just this new year, I started praying harder.
I am a frustrated writer, and writing definitely is my first and true love. I asked God one Sunday morning: “Lord, if I see an ad on the Sunday Word saying that the church is looking for a writer, there is no doubt that that is You calling me again. I will absolutely sign up.”
And as expected, God had an instant answer. That very day, when I opened the Sunday Word, there it was, literally: “We are looking for volunteers: WRITER.”
It struck me. This is it. This is God’s answer. This is Him showing me the way back into ministry.
This is Him calling back His lost sheep.
In His word, He says: “If any of you has 100 sheep, and one of them gets lost, what will you do? Won’t you leave the 99 in the field and go look for the lost sheep until you find it? And when you find it, you will be so glad that you will put it on your shoulder and carry it home. Then you will call in your friends and neighbors and say, “Let’s celebrate! I’ve found my lost sheep” Luke 15:4-6 CEVUS06.
Indeed, it is a time to celebrate. I thank God that He showed me the path I should take to be able to serve Him again, and in a way that I am most passionate about.
Some lost sheep (or cats) get found, while some lost souls get to find their way back. Because, no matter how far or how long you wander, He will surely bring you back home. If you are reading this, this is me writing that I am finally home.