As a young child I came to realize that there was something missing in my life. Since I was blessed with Christian parents who took me to church and taught me the Bible, I came to understand that the void in my life was God. I knew that it wasn’t enough to know about God; I knew I needed a relationship with Him. But I didn’t know how. I also sensed that if I were to die I would not go to be with God because He wasn’t in my life.
I kept asking my parents how I could know God and one day they took me to see the pastor. My pastor explained how God sent His Son, Jesus, because of His love for me. He told me that Jesus died on the cross for my wrongs and that He arose from the grave. He explained that all I needed to do was believe in Jesus and ask Him into my life. I prayed in faith that day to receive Jesus.
Since that day I have always known I belonged to God. That doesn’t mean my life has been perfect or that I am perfect. But I have always had the assurance that He is in my life and that He is working in my life to make me a better person. I know my sins are forgiven and when I die I will be with God forever. This all happened to me as a boy in the backseat of my family’s car. That was the day I knew God loved me because of the cross.
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