From Confusion to Christ
A Hindu Story
I was brought up as a Hindu as all of my family are from a Hindu background, but my husband was already a Christian when I met him. When I began to go to Church with my husband, I felt so peaceful within myself as everyone in the Church welcomed me and was so friendly, even though it was the first time I had met them.
The service began and the preacher began to preach about Jesus. There was complete silence in the Church, unlike the Hindu temple. I had heard about Jesus before but to me he was just one form of God. In Hinduism, God came in so many different forms but h e was still one God whether you were a Hindu worshipping Lord Krishna or you were a Sikh following Guru Nanak.
Anyway, I used to go to Church with my husband from time to time and was learning more and more about Jesus each time. After I left the Church, however, that was that. I would go home and get up the next morning and would pray to my God, Lord Krishna. Each morning, before I went to work, I would read the Hindu holy book, which is called the Gita, and then go to work or do whatever I had to do that day.
One day some Christian friends came to visit us at home and asked us if we would like to go to a Bible study which they usually held every two weeks on Fridays. We went along and talk about different sections from the Bible each time and then had a question time at the end of the meetings. As I became of more and more curious, I started asking questions about anything I didn’t understand and I would compare Hinduism and Christianity. I became confused about which God I should believe in and pray to. Each day it was at the back of my mind to cross-examine Hinduism and Christianity. Should I pray to Krishna or Jesus? I decided to pray to my true creator. I prayed really hard each day, sa ying ” whoever created me, please answer my prayer and let me know whom I should believe in “. One-day I felt Jesus saying to me, ” I am the way, I am the one who created you “I didn’t feel any presence of Lord Krishna, the Hindu god. I thought to myself that I have been praying all these years to Lord Krishna and when I was confused and needed him why didn’t he come forward and say, ” I am the one you should believe in “? At this point, I realised that Jesus was the true God.
The next morning, I got up and went to my little prayer room to read the Gita, hoping that Lord Krishna would answer my prayer. So I picked up the Gita to read, but I felt the Holy Spirit inside me saying, ” why are you reading this book? “, ” what are you doing here?, I’m your creator ! ” I felt as if it was Jesus saying this, and so I put the Gita down and just walked out of the room.
This happened for a few days. During the daytime, whenever I was doing the housework, I thought about Jesus all the time. He was always on my mind. On t he Friday evening of November 18th, 1988 I went to the Bible study again as usual. As the meeting progressed, I felt under a heavy conviction that I really needed Jesus in my life. I felt that I wanted to know Jesus, as I realised that He is the only way to God and I felt that I was a sinner and needed forgiveness for my sins in order to begin a new life with Jesus. I was born again on that day and since then I have felt peace within myself. This is a peace no one else can give.
Christianity affects every aspect of my life and now I have been baptised, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I thank God for opening my eyes and I want to follow Jesus forever.
” I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me “, (John’s gospel 14:6), and ” I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life “, (John’s gospel 5:24).
Jesus is the only way to God because He is the only one who can forgive our sins. He does this through the sacrifice of His death on the cross in our place and so deals with God’s condemnation and punishment of all that we have done wrong.
Without that forgiveness, we would all have to pay for our own sin in hell forever but Jesus paid the price for us and then rose to life again.
God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ is open to anyone who will place their trust in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
God loves us and has promised forgiveness and a new life to all who put their life in Jesus hands. This promise is for all who want to turn from evil, ask God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and ask Jesus to be their Lord and take control of their lives but the power of his Holy Spirit.
By this simple trust, we can be freed from any punishment on the Day of Judgment and find a whole new living relationship with the real God who loves each one of us, with His Holy Spirit living within us to help us to follow the right way.
Millions of people from every country in the world and every faith background have found that their lives changed beyond all recognition when they placed such simple faith in Jesus Christ.