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How do I begin to say thank you to the person who led me out of the darkness and into a world filled with light? Don’t get me wrong... I don’t want to ignore the people who came before you; my parents, grandparents who taught me that there was a man named Jesus who died on a cross for me. But that’s where it ended. It was a wonderful story from a book. I didn’t feel any more connected to God or Jesus then I did with any other historical character. I didn’t know I could be. It’s amazing how people live in the darkness their whole lives and don’t even know it. Stepping out of that darkness to see the Truth in Jesus makes the whole world different. It made me different. When I was in a position to see finally myself, I couldn’t help but want to change. I didn’t like what I saw.
You taught me about church family, how to get closer to God and grow a relationship, and how to step out of my comfort zone. You led me through abuse, forgiveness, and emotional breakdowns. You taught me that I am indeed loved and lovable. You even helped me learn to develop friendships with other women. Most of all you showed me Jesus when you acted like Him in the face of my sins.
Though it seems so very insufficient, I just want to say “Thank you” for allowing God to use you to change me and my dark world.
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