What was life like before you met Jesus?
Before I met Jesus, I was very focused on how those around me perceived me and my actions. I always felt I needed to have the best and newest clothes, act the way everyone else acted, and do whatever it took to just fit in. I found myself changing who I was and how I spent my days just to satisfy this void that never felt completely filled.
How did you meet Jesus?
I grew up in a Catholic home, so the story of Jesus' life wasn't new to me when we began attending Veritas, however, the circumstances and my understanding of the depth of Jesus' sacrifice and love for me were completely eye-opening. At the time, there was a lot of sickness in my family and I was feeling incredibly lost and looking for answers. I wanted to find a safe place to process these events and soon after was invited to attend Veritas for the first time. Immediately, upon walking through the doors, I felt at home. The view I had on the fact that I was losing two very important people in my life changed to being able to see now, they were gaining eternity with God, only because of the sacrifice of Jesus. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16
After being saved by Jesus, what is your life like now?
Life after being saved by Jesus feels so different than it did two years ago. Trials and tribulations still continue, but I now understand that life with Jesus is not meant to be easy. The life of a Christian rarely is easy, however, we have the greatest savior and father waiting for us. "...'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:6. Now, the weight of life on Earth doesn't feel so heavy. I give my fears and anxieties to God and pray that he gives me the grace to navigate his plan for my life while I am here on Earth. "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2 Corinthians 4:17