Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 2, 1999

By Harold Keller / L’Observateur / June 2, 1999

Last week, as I walked into the coffee area of the Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, I was greeted with a big smile and a pleasant “Hi, Mr. Keller!” Thegreeting came from a very attractive young lady named Goldie. I kissed heron the cheek and she asked me if I remembered her. “I remember meetingyou,” I answered, “but I don’t remember exactly where or when.” “It wasat Hahnville High School in 1987,” she said. “I was in one of the peersupport groups that you moderated. I still have the letter you wrote to mein 1988. In fact, I keep it in my scrapbook.”I anxiously asked Goldie what I told her in the letter. “You told me that Iwas special and that Jesus had an exciting, perfect plan for my life,” she said. “You also told me that one day I would serve God.” She then added,”I’m a Christian now, and have been for three years. I also finished collegeand have a degree in social work.”I asked her when she became a Christian. “In my car,” she answered. “Iwas just tired of my old life and asked Jesus to come into my heart.” Shecontinued, “Of course, you and many others had planted the seed.”Goldie and I talked for a few minutes and, as we parted, I asked her if she would keep in touch and let me know how her Christian walk was going.

She said that she would.

It’s impossible to explain the feeling I got from seeing this precious young lady. I was encouraged that 12 years ago, a slightly confused youngstudent in the group at Hahnville High School was touched by God.

Today, the same young lady presented herself as a confident, joyous, grateful and matured young lady, excited about what God had done in her life. I was reminded that the Bible says many are called, but few arechosen. Goldie was chosen and responded to God’s call. What He did for her,He’ll do for you.

Harold Keller is a regular columnist for L’Observateur

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