MY STORY OF JESUS’ GRACE
TO JESUS BE ALL GLORY
As a young person I seemed to have everything going for me: great family, good grades, playing sports, popular in school but I was miserable on the inside. There was an emptiness, sadness, and anger that I hid from people during the day but released in the night as I cried on my pillow.
I had gone to church since I was a baby and heard many teachings and sermons. I had read the Bible for myself and tried to do what it said but there was no power to be the person I knew I should be. Then one March night when I was in 8th grade the light bulb went on inside of me-Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for my sins. Suddenly, God so loved the world became God so loved me-I had broken His law, I was guilty of doing my own thing instead of His thing (sin), I needed a Savior. I asked Jesus to forgive me, come into my life and be my God. Like Humpty Dumpty I sat on the wall of life and fell off trying to find satisfaction and peace in people, pleasure, popularity, and power. All the King’s horses and King’s men could not put my life back together again but the King-Jesus Christ, God’s Son made me brand new from the inside out.
That was forty-four years ago, what a difference Jesus has made & is making in my life. The emptiness, sadness, and anger were all replaced by something I never had before, real love & genuine joy. He has been my Best Friend through the good, bad, and ugly of daily life. To quote the words of a song that is special to “I was nothing before Jesus found me, He has given life to me.” Heartaches, broken people, ruined lives like mine are why He died on the Cross and rose from the dead. What Jesus has done for me, He also wants to do for you. Turn from doing life your way, trust that His love and sacrifice are the answer for you and ask Him to be your Savior and King.
Grace & Peace
Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia