In 1970, with loads of problems in my life, I (John) was not looking for the Lord.

But the Lord was there with me and through the Holy Spirit called me back in! (I’m sure my mom was praying…)

Isaiah’s words explain it all!

“Isaiah dared to speak out these words of God:
‘People found and welcomed me who never so much as looked for me.
And I found and welcomed people who had never even asked about me.’”

(Romans 10:20, The Message Bible in Contemporary Language)

I am shockingly grateful for this—Yes you, Lord, came by and welcomed me to yourself.—When I wasn’t interested in you!


Thanks, John Parker