Jessica’s baptism testimony
I grew up in an atheist family and I was taught about: Being strong and the survival of the fittest. It has been a long journey for me to become a believer because of my atheist background. After I
graduated from the university, I became a teacher in a primary school. To keep my job, I had to work nearly 12 hours a day. When I felt very stressed and disappointed with my life, I got a Bible from an English teacher. I closed my eyes and told myself, if the content I randomly pointed at on a page can really touch me, I would start to read it. (Now I wish I hadn’t done that. I shouldn’t have test God). Anyway, God wasn’t angry with me and He had his own way to guide me. I opened my eyes and found that my finger pointed to the 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love is patient, love is kind.
Time flies. 10 years passed by, I was still reading my book. I treated the Bible like a philosophy book full of wisdom for our life. But everything changed on November 17th, 2010, when my 5 week old son was lying on a bed in intensive care in Mater Children’s hospital. When people feel hopeless, they turn to God. Ironically, I was one of them. The first time in my life, I desperately hoped a miracle would happen. After the third day in the hospital, when we were both sitting next to the bed silently, staring at our baby boy sleeping in the bed with all kinds of pipes inserted in his tiny little body, suddenly we saw he was giggling in his dream. It was a heart-melting smile, like an angel. That smile brought us back a hope.
On the way home after 3 weeks treatment, my husband (he also was from an atheist family) said to me: “ since today, every day is a bonus from God. ” Tears came from my eyes and I suddenly understood: A person plans his course, but the LORD directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9) Since then, I have completely surrendered my life to our LORD and relied on Him. I talk to him everyday in my prayer. He makes my heart full of faithfulness, gratefulness, modesty, peace and hope.
And I am here today to let you know that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour. God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. ( 2 Corinthians 5:21).
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