My Journey Back to Christ
Jesus looked at him intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26
Hi, my name is Sarah! I am so grateful for S3 and the guidance I have received through the ministry.
A few years ago my dad was really sick, he was an alcoholic and addicted to pain medication from a previous injury. After a few years of being addicted he passed away. In the heat of the moment, we started to slowly ease our way out of going to church until we stopped. I was still young and didn’t necessarily enjoy going to church at the time so it didn’t bother me. When I started to get older it really bothered me that we didn’t go to church like the rest of my friends. I went to a small Christian school and everyone I knew attended a church so if the subject was brought up I would have to think of an excuse for why I didn’t go.
When I started to get older I thought I was kind of a bandwagon believer. Meaning I only prayed when something bad was happening or once in a while I would read a few pages of my Bible but that was it. I never really understood why I felt like something was missing from my life, then I went to church with one of my friends and the pastor said, “When you are craving God, that’s God craving you,” right then I realized I needed Christ in my life.
I switched schools to Palombi Middle School and at this point, I had given up trying to grow closer to Christ. Soon after attending Palombi I found out my mom’s college friend worked at the school and she invited me to attend s3 club. This was kind of like the light at the end of the tunnel for me. This invitation was the little push that I needed to truly convince myself I needed the Lord. S3 saved me from drifting away from God.
Sometimes things get rough in life but you have to trust in the Lord.
CHALLENGE: I challenge you to find someone in your life that isn’t a believer and try to bring them to Christ. Everything is possible with God.
Sarah- Illinois S3 student