26 – Conversion

Joseph was a typical college student. He went to his classes during the week and partied on the weekends. He spent a lot of time on his math work as he was a math major.

One day, he saw a group of students from a church sharing the gospel with people on campus. He had never really thought of himself as a religious person, but he was curious about what they had to say.

He approached the group and asked one of the students, “So tell me, what’s so different about Christianity? Why should I become a Christian?”

The student smiled and said, “Most religions involve doing something in order to appease an angry God. You have to do something in order to gain riches or spiritual status. But Jesus isn’t like that. You see, Jesus looks for you, not the other way around.”

Joseph was intrigued. “So Jesus is chasing after me, not the other way around?” he asked.

“Yes,” the student said. “Why do you think you are here talking to me? All you have to do is open the door. That means accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.”

Joseph thought about this for a moment. He had always been a logical person, and he didn’t like the idea of believing in something without evidence. But he also couldn’t deny that there was something about the student’s words that resonated with him.

“I need some time to think about it,” he said.

“That’s fine,” the student said. “We’ll be here tomorrow if you want to talk more.”

Joseph went back to his dorm room and thought about what he had just heard. He had never really thought about God before, but now he was starting to wonder if there might be something to it.

He decided to do some research on Christianity. He read books, articles, and even watched some documentaries. The more he learned, the more he started to believe.

The next day, he went back to the group of students and told them that he wanted to give his life to Christ. They were overjoyed and prayed with him.

Joseph felt a sense of peace and joy that he had never felt before. He knew that he had made the right decision.

He started going to church regularly and reading the Bible. He also started serving others and sharing his faith with others.

Joseph’s life was transformed by his newfound faith. He was happier, healthier, and more fulfilled than he had ever been before.

He was grateful for the group of students who had shared the gospel with him. He knew that he would never have found Christ without them.

Joseph was excited to start his new life with Jesus at the helm. He knew that he was on an amazing journey, and he couldn’t wait to see what the future held.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Psalm 23:6

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”

Revelation 3:20

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