Hi. I think my journey to faith in Jesus has been quite amazing, but it spans many years -so I will keep it as short as possible here!
I was born in 1967. I do recall enjoying stories of Jesus which were read in school assemblies. My parents didn't go to church, but some of my extended family did. I went along with them sometimes, but it wasn't a particularly inspiring memory.
My childhood was unsettled and I ended up living with extended family in my late teens. I went along to church and was confirmed age 21. I was married at 23 and stopped going to church because I never felt I could be acceptable to God.
In my early 30's I began to go to church again. I met a lady at church and we became good friends. There seemed to be something quite different about this lady and her friends! They seemed to know God personally. My friend encouraged me to get a Bible and to speak to God myself and ask God my questions. As I read my first Bible I found it hard to stop! My questions began to be answered.
The biggest question I had was "Why did Jesus die?" Well I found out why Jesus died and I found out how much He loved me. And, actually, not feeling good enough was the best place to start! He died on the Cross to take away my sins and rose again, giving new life to all who believe in Him. The gospel is not as complicated as I thought! I can't imagine life without Jesus now. I encourage you to seek His forgiveness and love for yourself -just as I have.