I stumbled upon a verse shortly after Easter of 2009. A verse from a book called Romans, this was before I even knew what Romans was of course, it said, “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Little did I know, however, that my conversion and my testimony were being written right before my eyes, in that moment. I walked into the room unconvinced of the truth of Romans 5:8, and untouched by the Holy Spirit. But throughout that talk, something truly other worldly happened in my soul. God revealed Romans 5:8 to me, the truth, the Christ did not die for perfectly righteous people, but for sinners, and in that moment, there was no greater sinner in the world then yours truly.
Not only that, but as I looked into the faces of the high-schoolers around me, I realized that they too were all broken, and all had shadow lives. I was not alone. And as I brought my dark shadow life into the light before them, it gave them courage to do the same. We belonged in the “Christian community and the heart of God simply because we were sinners and we needed saving. The Christian community, the church, is a community of broken nurses who are all caring for one another by leaning on the wisdom and guidance of the one true Doctor.
In the past three years I have watched God transform my life as well as the lives of those around me. I have watched him take my shattered glass, and begin to piece it together into a beautiful stained glass mosaic of faith and love.
I believe in God the Father and I believe in the saving power of the cross of Jesus. This is part one of my revelation.