Welcome to Now Found Ministries!
You are never too lost to be found.
Hello, my name is Steve Cohen, founder of Now Found Ministries. Shortly after I was found by my Savior in June 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 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. Traffic was pretty solid and 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 had happened to that puppy. Throughout the day, I called animal control to get status reports, but, apparently in a city of millions, a puppy in the median just wasn’t their priority. So, as I drove home, I kept a keen eye in the area I had seen him some nine hours earlier, yet I saw nothing.
And then – out of nowhere – a little head popped up out of the tall grass. It was him! I pulled over immediately and pulled a towel from the back of my car in case he was wet or muddy. As I proceeded to walk towards him, he ran like no other. Thankfully, the concrete barriers kept him from running into traffic, because he did not want to be caught.
At that point, he would rather die in that median than be saved. I didn’t give up, and neither did he until our eyes caught. Then something happened – as though his will broke. His eyes softened, his ears relaxed and drooped down, and he simply laid down in the grass. I went and picked him up, put him in my car, and took him home. He had a broken hip and was pretty badly malnourished.
Before I met Christ, 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 simply couldn’t until I surrendered and trusted Him to take me, nurture and heal me, and save me from the treacherous place I was in.
At the moment I gave Him my all, I was NOW FOUND.
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.
Now Found is all about helping others see that they too, through Jesus, can be found.
You are never too lost to be found!