Lost and Found

This story written by Marie Paule Louidor, a Compassion Boston Bible Worker.

When I entered the apartment building for the first time, God was ready to demonstrate how He cares about every detail of our lives.

I was passing out Revelation Today invitation flyers to the apartments in the building when an unidentified phone call interrupted me.  It was a woman’s voice saying:  “Hi Marie, you dropped an important card inside my apartment. Where are you right now?”

I replied that I was not sure about losing any card because I only had the flyers, a pad of paper, and a pen in my hands, and that I didn’t enter her apartment.

She insisted:  “This card wasn’t there until you came. I found it on the floor behind the front door. Please come back to get it Marie. It’s a good thing that you wrote your name and cell phone on the invitation flyer.”  

When I stared at the plastic card that the young lady handed me, I stopped breathing for a moment. Then I warmly thanked her and literally ran to my car with the card held tight in my hand.  I grabbed my phone and called my friend.  Now it was my turn saying:  “Hi Landie, how are you? You’ve lost an important card, inside a random apartment. Where are you right now?  Please come and get it.”

Landie was in total shock and praise. She has lost her wallet some time ago while distributing some Adventist brochures at the T station in the same neighborhood where I was passing out the Revelation Today flyers. As she verified day after day, nobody had turned the wallet into the T “lost and found” service. Her fervent prayer was for God to help her find this specific card; there would be a $500 fee to replace it otherwise. Our Lord heard her cry, and answered her prayer.

If God cared enough to help Landie find her lost card, how much more does He care about the lost people in our city, in our neighborhood, in our family.  God wants to use you and me to find them.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

God gives such importance to people that He sent His Son to die on the cross so that people could be saved.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

If God used me to find and bring the lost card to my friend, how much more does He want to use us to find and bring Him lost people? One of the greatest joys we can experience as Christians is to to bring someone to Christ. Just imagine! You and I, we can be instruments of God for the salvation of others.

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Mat 4:19