Two of Jane’s* young children were watching and hearing about Sasa’s* openness to Isa (Jesus). They also wanted to tell Sasa how God had made a difference in their lives. So that evening, they each sweetly shared the gospel with her. Sasa was amazed at what God had done in their young hearts and lives and saw it as evidence of Jesus.
Jane suggested a way that she and Sasa could begin to study God’s word. Before they read stories about the events of Jesus’ life, Jane would start with a quick summary of the people in the Old Testament who offered sacrifices – people like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, etc. They talked about how “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Hebrews 9:22).
Sasa was interested in each of the Old Testament stories and asked, “Are these stories talking about the blood of Jesus?”
“No, these events were before Jesus came,” Jane explained. “We’ll talk more about Jesus when we get into stories of His life.”
“So Jesus was the final sacrifice, then?” Sasa asked. “There is no more need for sacrifices now?”
Jane was amazed. They talked for a while about the hope and peace we can have in Jesus because he was the final sacrifice that provided for the forgiveness of our sins and our entrance into heaven.
“I’m sorry,” Sasa said, “but can I ask… Is Jesus…God?”
In response, Jane led Sasa through some Scripture verses. In fact, throughout the evening, and for each of Sasa’s questions, the Holy Spirit led the women — Jane into Scriptures and personal testimonies as answers to Sasa’s questions, and Sasa into ever-deeper truth.
“I’m afraid, because I know I have sinned. I’m afraid of hell,” Sasa confessed.
“You know, this is a big deal, Sasa,” Jane encouraged. “You are looking for truth and answers. Keep wrestling until you find the Truth. I am glad to be on this journey with you. Can I pray for you?”
Ask God to ready Sasa’s heart for salvation and baptism soon. Pray for protection for Sasa and Jane’s family as they walk this road to freedom.
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