Welcome to Now Found Ministries
Thank you for stopping by!
Why Now Found? What is the name all about? Now Found is about finding God and being found in Him. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, the One who came to die in our place as a penalty for our sins, also loves us enough to come find us in the midst of our sinning. He chose to meet people where they were, to help them understand the freedom God had for them.
My name is Steve Cohen, founder of Now Found Ministries. Shortly after I was found by my Savior in June of 2002, Jesus gave me a passion for helping others understand how real and relevant He is to their lives. I was lost for a long time and although God is all-knowing and He knew exactly where I was, a person has to be willing in order to be found.
Here’s a picture of what that willingness looks like:
While driving to work one day, I saw a puppy in the median. Since traffic was pretty solid, I couldn’t make it to the side of the road, so I called animal control to come save him. All day long I was curious about what happened to that puppy. I called animal control multiple times to get status reports and apparently in a city of millions a puppy in the median just wasn’t their priority. As I drove home I kept a keen eye in the area I had seen him some nine hours earlier, yet saw nothing.
And then it happened, a little head popped up out of the tall grass…it was him! I pulled over immediately and got a towel out of the back of my car in case he was wet or muddy and proceeded to walk towards him. He ran like no other. I was thankful for the concrete barriers to keep him from running into traffic, because he did not want to be caught. At that time he would rather die in that median than be saved. I didn’t give up, and neither did he until we caught eyes. Then something happened – it was like he broke. His eyes softened, his ears relaxed and drooped down, and he simply laid down in the grass. I came and picked him up, put him in my car and took him home. He had a broken hip and was pretty badly malnourished.
Although my life seemed pretty good to those around me, I was much like the puppy: lost, stranded and broken, That being said, I still didn’t want to be helped. I, like the puppy, ran from my Savior as hard as I could. Although He knew exactly where I was and He was fully capable of helping me, He couldn’t do so until I surrendered and trusted Him to take me, nurture and heal me, and save me from the treacherous place I was in. It was in the moment when I gave Him my all that I was NOW FOUND.
Now Found is all about helping others come to a realization that they too, through Jesus, can be found.