"Having attended church all my life, hearing bible stories in Sunday School and later sermons as an adult, there was always something missing.
I believed in God but had not understood who Jesus really was.
There have been ups and downs in my life and at one point I reached a low ebb with my health deteriorating and even my sight being affected. I was invited to attend an Evangelical Church and for the first time I heard systematic teaching through a whole chapter of the bible. The passage was Luke's Gospel Chapter 7 where in verse 27 it says "I will send my messenger ahead of you who will prepare your way before you." This touched my heart and was a new beginning.
The following week we learnt of the sinful woman who began to understand who Jesus was and that he knew all about her, she came to the Pharisees house, where a meal had been prepared, and washed his feet with perfume. Jesus said to her "Your faith has saved you, go in peace." I began to grasp the message.
The next Sunday the text was Luke Chapter 8, the Parable of the Sower, sowing seed in different places. It occured to me that the stony ground was my heart, would this seed penetrate my heart and mind or would is be washed away? I felt so insecure, so sinful, a failure. Not me I thought, unable to accept forgiveness.
During a time of prayer asking people to accept Jesus as their friend and saviour, Jesus appeared to me saying "Are you going to be like Peter and deny me thrice?" It was a miraculous encounter that changed my life completely, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.
Jesus came into this world to help everyone who truly turns to Him; He is God's one and only Son, THE LORD JESUS."
This experience more than any other, has helped me see what a loving, faithful God I have.
I am still a Jew ... as was Jesus ... as were all the first Christians ... and I'm glad that God showed me His love in sending Jesus, the Messiah.
I knew then that God was talking to me ... once home I gave my life to the Lord Jesus.