Sasa* arrived at Jane’s* house right on time. The ladies dished some carrot cake before Jane asked Sasa to share her story. Sasa had grown up in a difficult home. Her father had died when she was young, and she and her mother had a strained relationship. She felt Islam was not answering her pressing questions and desire for truth.
Many of Sasa’s Muslim friends and family were just nominal in their faith. She felt everyone was following Islam because it was what had been passed down to them. She wanted something to hold on to wholeheartedly. She even told her mom that she was searching outside Islam for truth. Her mother was very angry, but Sasa is still searching.
She could tell that the Christian friends she knew had a close and deep relationship with Isa (Jesus). “I don’t have that in my religion,” she concluded.
“If you are searching for Truth,” Jane told her, “God is pleased. He will meet you in this process, walk with you, and reveal truth to you. I would love to walk this journey together with you too.”
Jane shared how Jesus had changed her own life and about her personal relationship with Him. She also told Sasa about Rani, a friend who was a Muslim-background follower of Jesus. “Would you be interested in seeing if Rani would like to study God’s word with us?” Jane asked.
Sasa thought this was a great idea. Before she left, the two ladies set their next meeting time and read from Matthew 6:25-34: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? . . . But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Pray for Sasa and those like her searching for a genuine connection with God.