God did not forget me when I was wondering in the World.
A year passed since I gave up my career as a professional athlete and started to work as an instructor due to the dislocation of my shoulder and a back injury. I felt that bad things continuously happened to me, and finally I was involved in a lawsuit on a false charge. I clung to God earnestly, but my situation did not get better; then I started to grumble against God.
Around that time, I met some people from the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) and heard the amazing words of the Bible from them, and I received the promise of a new life in WMSCOG. However, as my case was on trial and it went unfavorable for me, I couldn’t care about anything else. The WMSCOG naturally slipped away from my mind.
The case remained open with no ruling even after a few months, so I consulted a public defender and I came to know that he attended WMSCOG too. To my surprise, the representative of my company also attended WMSCOG. I remembered WMSCOG which I had forgotten, and the things that had happened to me until that time came to my mind one by one; entering a company while having a hard time after quitting sports, being falsely accused and blaming God, learning the mysteries of the Bible and receiving the truth, meeting my heavenly family members in unexpected places… Everything seemed like a process for me to meet the true God.
Isaiah 45:4 “For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me”
“I had gone astray like a lost sheep; I’d wandered in this disastrous, dark world… Now I do not worry about getting lost…”
This is the New Song that I heard when I came to Zion again. It seemed like my story, and tears streamed down my cheeks. Although a few months had passed until I met WMSCOG members again, they did not forget me and welcomed me wholeheartedly. Amidst their love and care, I steadily studied the words of the Bible. Every word was surprising to me, and I was greatly amazed by the truth about Heavenly Mother (God the Mother). She even came down to this earth to find me.
Rev 21:9 “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven form God.
Gal 4:26 “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, she is our Mother.“
It was a miracle that the Red Sea was divided, but my everyday life with Mother is also a series of miracles. I pray to Heavenly Mother (God the Mother) when I get up in the morning, when I walk on the street, when I work, and when I look up at the sky. As I am grateful, I experience more things to be thankful for.
Since long ago, I have defined love as follows; Enduring pain for someone though I suffer, and giving in for others though I am hungry. It is easy to say, but there are few people who put it into practice. However, everyone in Zion puts it into action. I believe it is because they have received love from God the Mother. I hope that I, too, will change into a love-filled person as soon as possible, so that I can deliver Mother’s love to my family, relatives and friends.