This is a post for Five Minute Fridays Link-up. It’s a five-minute free write using the prompt provided by our host Kate Motaung. This week the prompt is BEFORE. You can also find me on the Write 28 Days Blogging Challenge hosted by Anita Ojeda, I’m #13 there.

My five minutes start now…

Before Jesus, I was just me. A Catholic girl from birth, trying to do all the things right, not really understanding why. By the way, I didn’t do all the things right.

So many years later I found Jesus while sitting on my couch, with my four-year-old son on my lap, watching Billy Graham on TV.

Something happened that night in the glow from the TV screen. I heard His voice, like a whisper deep in my heart. Come to me and I will give you rest.

The years had been busy with work, school, and a constant pressing for more, and with this last child 21 years after my first, I was feeling a pull toward rest.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

That day, I prayed the sinner’s prayer and received Jesus as my Lord and Savior while sitting on my couch, with my four-year-old son on my lap, watching Billy Graham on TV.

After Jesus, anything is possible.

…time’s up!

 

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