Being influenced by my pious grandmother, I devoted myself to church activities until I became a young adult, but after marriage I became halfhearted. When my second child became one year old, I came to think that I should seek God again. I asked people around me which church to go to and I checked church locations near to my house. However, contrary to my thought, I couldn’t put it into action easily. I kept postponing going to church, thinking that Sundays come every week.
When my older child was hospitalized for a few days, I got to be acquainted with a mother of a child who shared the same hospital room. After my child was discharged, we contacted each other and continued to meet. One day, when we were talking about this and that, I told her that I was looking for a church to attend, and she said, “If you want to go to church, you need to go to the church that keeps the Sabbath day according to the Bible,” and taught me that the Sabbath day is Saturday not Sunday. I was surprised because it was my first time to hear it, but I did not feel bad because it was to follow the Bible.
Since then, I studied the truth with constant amazement and admiration. Then a question crossed my mind, ‘Who taught this truth?’ Every answer was in the Bible. There was no doubt about the prophecies that Jesus would come in the flesh a second time and restore the truth. I felt great after receiving the truth with the joy of meeting the true God.
The more I kept the regulations, the hotter my heart became. When I kept the feasts in spring, I wanted to deliver these precious words to people around me, so I preached to a mother with a baby who lived next to me. She accepted the truth with a pure heart and came to Zion (WMSCOG). Until one soul was led to God, I was anxious and able to feel a little bit how much Mother prays and is concerned about saving Her children. Also I could realize that I was on the way of salvation thanks to Mother’s invisible sacrifice.
It seems that the fact that God is love is delivered from heart to heart even if many words in the Bible did not say that. As I studied the words more and more, all the faces of my loving people came to my mind. All I wanted was to lead my loving husband to Zion. He asked me countless questions, being startled at my family members’ slander. Amazingly, whenever he asked me questions, the gracious words of the Holy Spirit came from my mouth. When he understood my firm faith, he said he would come to church to figure out if there was any chance.
Since that day, I asked God more eagerly to save my husband. However, I could not think of anything how to preach to him. Then God gave me a big gift. It was the introduction video of the Church of God. At first, he was not that interested, but after watching the video, he became very interested.
“Are you attending this big church? This church does a lot of good work, too.”
His cold heart melted as if snow melts by the sun, and he was reborn as a child of Zion. A few days ago, I also showed the video to my mother. I could truly feel that a picture is worth a thousand words.
“What kind of work of faith will God show today? Whose heart will God open today?”
After accepting Heavenly Mother, I live every day with excitement. In the past when I thought I knew God, I had an embarrassingly vague faith. I had no hope for eternal rest back then. Now I am sure that the eternal kingdom of heaven is waiting for me. Whenever I think of going back to the beautiful country with my loving people, my heart flutters like a butterfly in spring.
JY Cho from Korea