These days, whenever I find myself talking about the Bible and God, I am so surprised.
This is something I have never imagined myself doing. Actually I always thought that God could not be in this world full of the sick, the poor and the unfortunate.
One day, I met two angels from the Church of God. At that time, I had no interest in the words of the Bible which they were preaching to me, nor could I believe in the existence of Heavenly Mother. However, I just wanted to have a good relationship with those warmhearted people, and I asked them to keep in touch with me. They really took care of me, although I would act as I pleased, and treated me like their own sister. One thing I knew for sure was that the people in their church were all sincere and trustworthy.
Before long, the two sisters handed me some books, asking me to read them when I had time. While reading the books, I came to think about Heavenly Mother seriously. After giving birth to my first daughter, I realized that a mother’s love for her child was so marvelous and amazing. I came to think that there might be a Heavenly Mother, just as human beings and all other living things in this world have their mothers.
To solve my curiosity, I started to learn the words of the Bible again. This time, everything I learned felt like my own story. As the word of God that I studied took root in my mind, I began to attend worship services. Although I sometimes wondered if I was really going down the right path, I became convinced that it is the way of truth when I studied the Word.
While keeping the autumn feasts, I came to realize this: When we earnestly pray to God, God listens to our prayers and grants us overflowing blessings. One more thing I realized was that nothing could be exchanged for the mission of the gospel. As I decided to carry out the mission of preaching the gospel and earnestly asked God for help, God opened the door for me.
I preached God’s word to my older sister first because I eagerly wanted her to receive the promise of salvation. At that time she was attending a Protestant church. So at first she was worried about me and tried to stop me from going to Church, but I did not give up and continued to preach the truth to her through the Bible. Then she showed curiosity and interest in God’s word and even kept the Sabbath. However, she found it hard to accept the Spirit and the Bride who came in the flesh, as I did before. Whenever I thought of her, I felt like the sky was falling and tears came to my eyes.
One day I met my sister, thinking that it would be the last chance. After studying the words of the Bible in a calm and orderly way, she received the blessing of a new life. After baptism, she said with tears, “I stubbornly rejected to receive the truth because it was not easy for me to leave the church that I had attended for a long time. But I could no longer deny the truth.” Then she led all of her children to Zion as well. Keeping the faith together with her, now I feel like I have obtained the most precious treasure in the world.
While preaching the gospel, I feel that God gives me a great blessing even for my little prayers and efforts. For this I am so thankful to God. If I had not met Heavenly Mother, I would have been drifting far away from salvation, living like a nameless wild flower that blooms and withers away soon.
Giving thanks to Father and Mother for granting me a new life, I will diligently take steps to find my heavenly family members.
GJ Kim from Korea