God Loves Us Whether We Are American or Chinese
The Testimony of a Chinese Scholar
COM President Glen Osborn welcomes guests to a Northeast Ohio Spring Banquet on March 14, 2016. Banquet guests were blessed by live music, good food and inspiring testimonies from Chinese students and scholars. One such testimony from a visiting scholar follows below.
Last September, I arrived in the United States. At the beginning, I had no friends. I felt very lonely and also needed help. I thought America was a Christian nation, and I wanted to know about Christianity. So one day, I asked a colleague in our office if there was a Christian church nearby. I was surprised when he said that he was a Christian. He told me that he could take me to church.
I still remember the first time that I went. Everyone was very friendly, and this made me feel very warm. In China, I did not know much about the Bible and Christians. In church, I thought everyone was very kind, friendly and always happy to help. This moved me very much. In the Bible study, I learned a lot about God. I learned that He created everything. Also Jesus did many miracles like healing sick people. He can do this because He is God. These things impressed me very much. The most important thing is that God loves us whether we are American or Chinese. I also learned that we are all sinners. Jesus paid the price for our sins when He died on the cross. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead, this proves He is God.
One day, my colleague and a girl from church came to my home. The girl explained how to become a Christian, then she asked me if I wanted to receive Jesus. I answered yes. Then they prayed for me, and I prayed to receive Christ.
Before I received Christ, I felt that my heart was empty because I had no faith. I thought that work was the most important thing in life. This gave me a lot of pressure because I wanted to be promoted. To get promoted is very difficult. Working hard for a promotion made me very tired every day. Sometimes at home, I would be very irritable, and this made my home very unhappy. I found this is very painful. I did not realize that it was my fault that my home was unhappy. I often blamed my family. I almost wanted to divorce my husband.
The biggest difference after I received Christ is that I can handle the pressure now. I can tell God about my problems. Sometimes He will help me solve the problems, and sometimes He just gives me peace about them. So I do not get angry easily with my family anymore. For example, recently my husband got to visit here for a month and a half. Our relationship was much better than before. Another difference is that my heart is no longer empty, and I am very glad to be a member of God’s family.
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