My father died when I was 10 years old. My mother, sister and I moved to live in my uncle’s house because my father was married to two women at the same time. We left our house to my father’s second wife.
During my childhood my image of God was an angry face holding a big stick and following me everywhere. I was always asking myself, “Why is God angry?” To please Him I was praying five times a day as my religion taught me.
After many years I started my real estate business and became rich. The war started in the Middle East and I lost everything. I decided to end my life by my own hand. At the moment I was about to end my life I was very afraid and I changed my mind. I cried to God, “Why are you doing this to me? You are not a fair God. You are always angry. You hate me and I don’t care any more.”
That week I met a person and felt comfortable with him. I started to tell him about my life and frustration. He told me about Jesus Christ, who can carry all my burdens and sadness. He is the only person who can give peace. He is a loving God. He gave me some papers to read and every word I read about Jesus drew me to Him. When I read “God is love” I couldn’t stop crying. I met with this person many times and he explained to me the meaning of “God is love.” “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
All my life I thought that God was always angry and mad. Now my heart and mind opened to the true God, the loving God. I was baptized and now I enjoy my life walking with my Shepherd His arms are around me because He love’s me.
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