Before accepting Lord Jesus into my life, I was drifting aimlessly without purpose and direction. Over time, I built a tight defense wall around me, away from people surrounding me with the thought that I could be safe and no one could hurt me. Despite being exposed to Christianity since young in numerous occasions which I have subsequently brushed aside, my journey towards enlightenment finally started taking its baby steps on 9 February 2017. My childhood friend, Jye Shin has on that day shared with me the gospel.
On 5 March 2017, I followed Jye Shin and Carmen to attend the first sermon of my life in NLRC (PJ). I remembered the sermon clearly, which was about Light, Life and Love. I was deeply moved when Pastor Ron shared 1 John 1:9 which states, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Instantaneously, it struck me that the defense wall that I’ve built wasn’t right. I was overjoyed to learn that the burden can be lightened if I admit to it. My sins are forgiven once I repented them and asked for forgiveness. Since that day, I’ve learnt to open up more and have been looking forward to Sunday worship and to listen to God’s words of wisdom.
As I reflect my journey with Jesus Christ throughout the year, I constantly feel very blessed and grateful as I embrace the significant positive changes in my life:-
1. From copying Sutra every morning and yet failing to find peace, I now have found peace in Jesus Christ.
2. From having a defense wall around me and shutting myself out from others, I now see Jesus’ guiding light as He transforms my life out of darkness.
3. I have been grieving for the loss of a loved one, but I’ve learned that it’s all part of God’s plan to mold me to be a stronger person.
4. As I continue the journey with Him, God has shown me all the kind souls that I’ve been blinded to see before this. My bond with my parents has strengthened. I rekindled friendships with long lost friends, and I have even improved my working relationship with my superiors and subordinates.
Kok Ling Siang (Rawang)