I began following Jesus the year before I went to college. I did not come from a Christian background and was hungry for God’s Word. I arrived at college spiritually young but eager to grow. That’s when God connected me to a mature believer who began spending time with me. She listened to my story, taught me how to learn from God’s Word, and shared her life with me. She spent hours praying for me. She invested in me, equipping me with skills to share the Gospel with others and helping me see how much Jesus loves people. My heart began to change; I wanted to love people like Jesus.
One person’s willingness to do this changed my life. With her help, God set me on a different path. He began to bring healing to my brokenness. He laid a foundation that would enable me to continue following Him after college.
Since then, I have been doing what that woman did with me with others. Transforming one life can lead to the transformation of others’ lives. Some days it may seem insignificant, but the reality is, it’s what Jesus did. As 1 Thessalonians 2:8 encourages, may we be people who share the Gospel of God with others and our lives as well!