I was baptized when I was 10. Then in my teens and 20's, I fell into drinking, promiscuity and even atheism for a time. I was desperately searching for love.
When I was 28, I got cancer. I beat it, but it forced me to begin to “deal with my own mortality”, as they say. I started asking the big questions: “Where did I come from?”, “Why am I here?” "Why is anything here?" “What is my source of truth?”. Eventually, I began to realize that if I was really honest with myself, atheism wasn't providing satisfactory answers to any of those questions.
So I started investigating the Bible again, as well as other self-proclaimed sources of truth (i.e. other faiths). And I began to see that Jesus' answers to those questions made much more sense to me. I also learned that the fully satisfying love I had been seeking for the first 33 years of my life was just not possible to obtain in my own power. It could only come from the one who created me.
Jesus has power that no other philosophy or person on this earth has ever even claimed to have: to both overcome and forgive my sin. In other words, Jesus holds the key to peace; in this life and in the next. It is an extraordinary gift. And it is anyone's for the asking. Right now.
peace and Peace,