I’m thinking about the best day of my life.
I don’t remember the exact date, but it was sometime in the early fall of 1961. It was a warm evening in Glendive, Montana. In a stuffy room underneath the rodeo stadium seats at the county fair I became a Christian.
Literally billions of people have decided to become a Christian since 33 A.D. and each has a different experience. Mine was filled with tears as I knew without a doubt I was a sinner! At 10 years old, I was a pretty good liar, but I don’t remember feeling convicted of a specific “sin”. I just knew to my depths that my heart was dark. And as I repeated a traditional “sinners prayer” I had a feeling of forgiveness and felt freshly washed. My heart felt light and the darkness was gone.
The next morning when I woke up I felt a happy expectancy. It was the same feeling you have as a child of waking up on Christmas morning as the fog of sleep is fading and there is joy bubbling up for some reason. Then it hits you. It’s Christmas! What did Santa bring me?
As I dressed for school I was puzzled, “why do I feel so happy?” When I was sitting on my seat in the school bus it finally dawned on me: I asked Jesus into my heart last night!
That happened 60 years ago. That experience was a crossroad for me. I knew in my heart there were only two paths and I chose the Lord’s path. I have stayed on the path all these years and I can say that I have found friendship with Jesus.
If you want to become a Christian, all you need to do is look up to Heaven, and tell the Lord you want to be clean from your sin and ask Him to forgive you. Then you make the decision to FOLLOW JESUS. How do you follow Him? Read some of the Bible everyday, pray every day. If you reach out to Jesus, I guarantee He will reach out to you!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John3:16
Because I am a believer I have no fear of the future! This greeting card was inspired by a song written by Bill Gaither. Here is the link to listen: