Sony’s Thoughts: A Heart for the Lost

“So that I may snatch from the jaws of hell someone not so unlike myself.” I first heard these words about 15 years ago in a song the Bishops sang called “More Than My Voice.” Yet that phrase still catches my ears each time I hear it.

I don’t know why but at times I tend to look at the world around me and feel like most people are hopeless. “They’re never going to come to God,” I think. However, God has time and time again reminded me of the fact that I was not born saved. In fact, I’m sure a lot of folks who knew me years ago would be surprised at the fact that I am still alive, let alone serving God. At one time, I think our family would have been voted least likely to succeed basket cases. Thanks to God my past is past! With that reality, how can I not have compassion for those who are where I was all those years ago? God still saves and He can use us to be the Light this world needs to give them a desire to change.

This May will mark 19 years that I’ve been striving to serve God, and I thank Him every day for saving me when He did. Thanks to Him I have a new life and a song to sing. “And my song shall ever be, ‘How marveous! How wonderful is my Savior’s love for me!'”

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  1. Thanks for posting that, Sony. Very well said!

  2. Sony, I’m glad you remember your “re-birthday”, too! And I’m glad you decided to share those thoughts with us today.

  3. Wonderful post, Sony. It’s both a reminder and a wake-up call for all of us!