Two of Jane’s* young children were watching and hearing about Susi’s* openness to Isa (Jesus). They also wanted to tell Susi how God had made a difference in their lives. So that evening, they each sweetly shared the gospel with her. Susi 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 Susi 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).
Susi 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?” Susi 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,” Susi said, “but can I ask… Is Jesus…God?”
In response, Jane led Susi through some Scripture verses. In fact, throughout the evening, and for each of Susi’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,” Susi confessed.
“You know, this is a big deal, Susi,” 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 Susi’s heart for salvation and baptism soon. Pray for protection for Susi and Jane’s family as they walk this road to freedom.
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