Slave of sin
I came from a broken family and grew up away from my mother. But growing up, I knew I was given all the things that I wanted. But little do they know all I ever wanted was a whole and warm family. It was my grandmother who raised me. She loved and cared for me. Despite all the material things and the love given to me, there’s still something missing in my life. Before graduating high school, I took an entrance exam at one of the top universities in the Philippines and passed the course that I wanted. During the vacation before entering college, my mother invited me to go to Japan. I was very happy and excited because it was my first time to travel to another country. I traveled with my grandmother. Before that vacation ended, my mother told me that she didn’t want to send me back to Philippines and could no longer afford to send me to college. This made me feel depressed and frustrated. As a result, I did everything I can in order for her to regret her decision for not sending me back home. I partied with my friends day and night, drink alcohol almost every day, apply layers of makeup, wear indecent clothes, jumping from one relationship to another and worse, put a tattoo on my body. I thought all these things would fill the void and sadness in my heart.
Day of salvation
At the age of eighteen, I got pregnant with the man I barely knew. When I found out about my pregnancy, all I wanted is to give my child a whole and happy family. We got married on the first birthday of our eldest daughter. However, my relationship with my husband didn’t get well until we had our second child. The following year, 2017, a Christian friend of mine along with her husband, visited us often and shared the word of God. They always invite us to attend Sunday service at their church. But we were not pleased with their visits and at that time, our family was doing good as we had our third child. I’m also happy with my marriage. However, for the sake of our friendship, my husband and I agreed to attend one bible study at their place. That day, the pastor shared a verse from the bible “behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. -2 Corinthians 6:2”. He continued preaching about salvation. It was then that I knew the truth that we are all sinners and our destination is hell but Jesus Christ paid for our sins, died on the cross and resurrected on the third day. And by the grace of God, that day we accepted Jesus and became children of the one Almighty God.
Grace of God
God changed me. I began to feel shy wearing indecent clothes. I realized how much I defiled and destroyed the body that the Lord had given me. I learned how to care and love the people around me especially my mother who had it the hardest dealing with me. I read the bible and shared the gospel as much as I could. God’s blessings for me are overflowing. Now we have three adorable children and we were able to build a warm and happy family with God in the midst of us. I used to have no father but God took me and made me His child. I was weak and broken but God made me whole and strong. I thank God that our two daughters already confessed and accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour. We are currently attending the church that God led us into.
If you seek for peace, come to Jesus.
If you think you don’t have freedom, come to Jesus.
If you feel that you are not loved, come to Jesus.
If your future worries you, come to Jesus.
If you are losing hope, come to Jesus.
Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins and resurrected on the third day. Would you also like to accept Jesus as your Saviour?
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.