LITTLE LAMB FOUND
Yip Hon Lei — Manchester, United Kingdom
I really thank and praise the Lord
that I am here today to share the miracles and wonders He has shown through me.
I used to feel very aimless
because there were constant life questions that always came up empty and
unanswered. I would find myself relating well to the cliché: a lost lamb
walking in the shadow of darkness.
No matter what new skill or
interest I found to fill the void, the momentary satisfaction of accomplishment
was never enough. For years I searched for more.
A CHANCE MEETING
It was not until I went to
university that I became acquainted with a girl who studied on the same campus.
As our friendship ensued, our conversations gradually centred on God.
I was brought up in an environment
of statues and rituals, and it was heavily enforced upon me because of my weak
health. However, I was never truly convinced to faith in Buddhism, and I was
seeking out a greater truth.
I have always believed in an
unknown force greater than my predecessors’ traditional values of idolatry.
There must have been a beginning; the existence of an incomparable higher power
that was beyond flesh.
Buddhists revere the idols they
worship and elevate them to god-like status, but there are no manifestations of
their god-like nature.
As my friend began to explain much
of the teachings of Christianity to me, my eyes were opened and my heart sensed
that I had found my way home. I steadily accepted the truth, and life was just
commencing for me.
But during that period of time, my
already-poor health worsened and I was constantly ill. By summertime, I was
diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
MAKING THE MOST OUT OF A DIFFICULT TIME
Telling everyone that I had cancer
was the hardest, and I prayed to God to lighten my load, which He did.
At that time, two church sisters
privileged me with my own Bible on my birthday. I was so happy! That Bible
never left my side. I constantly read it to look for inspiration and
encouragement in times of despair.
I even took it with me while I was
undergoing chemotherapy. The long hours of waiting, taking blood tests, and
getting my arm jabbed with needles was very tiring and time consuming.
But this was an opportune time for
me to read up on the teachings of the Bible and I learnt much. Every word was
as enlightening and inspiring as the next.
During treatment, I was advised
not to return to university, but I was unwilling to sit out an entire year. I
did not want to waste time and submit myself to another defeat because of my
So as soon as my condition
stabilized after chemotherapy, I returned to school, even with the loss of my
hair for all to see. And because of the drugs I was taking, something as simple
as doing homework was extremely grueling. But somehow I coped.
The only reason I was able to get
through it all was because God walked with me the entire way, and His words
were encouraging and comforting.
I constantly meditated on the
Bible; steadily altering small habits to conform to His teachings and
expectations, and I worked on my flaws and sought His acceptance.
I prayed constantly, not for God
to heal me but to teach me of the way of the righteous and to live life as His
At such a difficult time, I was
blessed to have found and accepted God in my life. If not, I do not think it
would have been possible to endure such an ordeal alone.
But the best was yet to come, and
I can surely attest that His grace does work in mysterious ways.
TOUCHED BY GOD’S GRACE
The results of the chemotherapy
were very positive. Originally, I was scheduled for eight sessions of
chemotherapy, but the sessions were cut down to six, which is the minimum a
cancer patient must receive to avoid a relapse.
I thanked God immediately. I knew
that God was the One who was healing me from the start, and I was grateful
because the sixth session of treatment was the worst one yet. According to
doctors and previous patients, the degree of distress increases greatly with
every session after the sixth.
By His grace, not only did He
spare my life but He also spared me from enduring any further pain. God truly
performs marvellous wonders!
I would not have believed it if
anyone told me that the year I found God would be the year that I would be
diagnosed with cancer and be cured from it.
God’s timing is so perfect.
What I needed was the impossible,
and God gave me His miracle.
Did God know what was to come for
me and so placed this sister in my life at that time? Yes, He did, and He sent
His children ahead of me to guide me to Him.
I am, without a doubt, blessed and
fortunate to be able to have found God, or the possibility of me being here
today would be questionable.
He saved me, and there are no
words or actions that could express my love and gratitude, except to share my
experiences with others.
SHOWERS OF BLESSING
A few months after my cancer was
given the all-clear, I received the Holy Spirit—one more added blessing from
I wanted to be baptized
straightaway, but a small doubt crossed my mind as to whether the True Jesus
Church was the only church to follow. I had no doubt as to God’s existence—only
to the obvious variety of churches that proclaim His name.
How did I know that I was the
right church? I prayed for God to give me an answer in my heart to assure me.
To my surprise, during a prayer, I felt my hands move and my right index finger
wrote something on the palm of my left hand.
It was the words “True Jesus Church”
and “Preach the Gospel.” Enough said! I had not a single doubt about this
church or my faith. Another blessing from God!
I was overwhelmed with happiness
and joy, and the love of the Lord truly left me speechless and astonished. I
shared my testimonies with my fellow sisters and non-believing friends, but I
didn’t think that was enough to repay the Lord’s grace.
There was so much more I wanted to
do, but I had little faith in I could do for God. Not having faith in ourselves
means having little faith in God. So I prayed for God to guide me in what I
Once again, in my prayer, He wrote
on my palm: “Psalms 111:7,” which reads: “The works of His hands are verity and
justice; All His precepts are sure.”
Through this verse, God helped me
understand that my life is in His hands, and all I need to do is entrust
everything to Him. As long as He is with me, He will also guide me in the
things He plans for me to do, and He will also help me accomplish them for His
What more can I say to that, other
than to thank Him for His blessing and to ask Him to guide me in His ways? As
long as I walk the path He has opened, I will never have to worry or fear about
what may come.
May everyone be continually
blessed in the Lord. With all things in life and through all trials that we
will face, we can always seek counsel in prayer.
There is no better way to find
advice or guidance than through God Himself. He is listening.
A little lamb, a little lost,
Amongst those weary days,
A little time to cast a lot,
To guide me on my way,
In those times for me to try,
To prove my life—
I give to you.
For every time that I pray,
You enlighten me and give me life,
What more can I say?
To devote every day,
Just for You
The grace of the almighty—
His love, will keep me safe.