My life before Christ could be summed up with one word….hopeless. I wasn’t raised in church and had no idea the lengths at which God was willing to go to rescue me. My life had no direction. If I were to continue on the road I was walking, it would have eventually led to self-destruction. Then something amazing happened. A teacher of mine began showing me a relationship I could have that would transform my life forever.
This teacher introduced me to Jesus. Not some ideological Jesus, but a real, living, breathing, Jesus. He revealed to me the love Christ had for me and what Jesus did for me on the cross of calvary. He also helped me see how my sin was why Jesus had to endure that cross and why I was in desperate need of a savior. Christ was that savior. I remember the day as if yesterday. I cried out to Jesus to forgive my sins, invited Him into my heart, and be my Savior and Lord. He did just that!
Jesus rescued me from an eternity of separation and hell, as well as a life without hope. He changed my total outlook on life. He continues to make His mercies new every day. I used to describe my life before Jesus as “hopeless,” now I can shout at the top of my lungs I have a hope that will endure till the end of time! What Christ has done for me, He can do for you.
Check out my Church: Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church, Del City, OK