My name is Callie and I am 15 years old. Despite my young age, I have been a POstable for around three years. I wanted to share how Signed, Sealed, Delivered (SSD) has recently impacted my life and brought me back to God.
I am lucky to live in a home with two Christian parents who take me to church almost every week and never doubt God's plan in their lives. I accepted Christ as my savior when I was seven years old. I was so proud to have Jesus in my heart and to be baptized. I was very active in my church from then until I was about twelve years old. When I was in the seventh grade I lost almost all of my friends. Because of that, I began to think "Why would a God who loves me take away all of my friends?" For that, and several other reasons, I walked away from God.
Despite not following God, I still was a POstable. I remember flipping through channels one day and finding a re-run of From Paris With Love. I was ecstatic that Signed, Sealed, Delivered was continuing and watched all of the movies when they came out on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. I was waiting for the release of Lost Without You when, less than a week before the movie came out, my father lost his job without warning. My family was devastated and to cut back on expenses, one of the first things we did was get rid of our cable. I was upset that I was not going to be able to see the premiere of Lost Without You, but at the time, saving every penny we could was more important that watching television.
Thanks to God my dad was able to get a great job just about a month after he left his old one. We were then able to get our cable back. By that time I had not thought of SSD for weeks, and didn't try to find a re-run of Lost Without You. I didn't think about Signed, Sealed, Delivered again until the day Higher Ground came out. I was flipping through channels the day of the premiere, and saw the commercial for Higher Ground. I was so excited to watch it that I didn't even think of watching the re-run of Lost Without You. Higher Ground became an instant favorite of mine I watched every re-run I could.
About two weeks after that first revelation, I FINALLY had the chance to watch Lost Without You. The evolution of Shane's faith throughout the film really resonated with me. I realized that no matter what God has in store for you, it is for your own good. I realized that losing all of my friends in the seventh grade helped me find my new group of friends that are like my sisters in the ninth grade. And I realized that I have to trust the timing. Had I watched Lost Without You when it originally premiered on TV, I probably would not have experienced my recent faith transformation, that led me to ultimately re-dedicate my life to Christ.
The Living Letters series continues as long as there are stories (or even praise reports) to share, and I'm always looking for submissions. If you would like to contribute something about how Signed, Sealed, Delivered has impacted your life (or even your wardrobe) that you'd be willing to share here on A&D, feel free to email me. Keep the good going and submit yours today!