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:
In the midst of rush hour traffic one early morning, I saw a puppy stranded in the median of one of the busiest highways in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Traffic was solid and I couldn’t make it to the side of the road. I was afraid for the little guy, but was running late for work as it was, so I called animal control to come save him. All day long I was curious about what had happened to the little 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 stayed in the left lane and 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. Searching my car for something to wrap him up with, in case he was wet or muddy, I found a towel in the back of my car. As I proceeded to walk towards him, he ran off like no other. Man he was fast. While he was running I noticed a slight limp, but he was determined to overcome the pain. Ignoring his woundedness, he continued to run with purpose. Thankfully, the concrete barriers kept him from darting into traffic, because he seemed willing to do anything to not 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. When our eyes met it was as if his rebellious will broke. His eyes softened, his ears relaxed and drooped down, and he simply laid down in the grass. As I approached him, I could tell his legs hurt horribly as he favored it. I 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, watching as I ran from Him with all my might, He was hoping I wouldn’t hurt myself further. He put guardrails around me to help keep me from my self-inflicted doom. Although 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 and was no longer lost, 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!