What one thing could absolutely transform your life forever? A new car? An inheritance? Winning the lottery? A terrorist attack? A doctor’s fatal diagnosis? None of these things could affect Sue so much as to be born again and have new life in Christ.
Sue is Thai. Her parents abandoned her and her siblings when she was 12 years old. She worked odd jobs and they scrounged the village for scraps of food to eat. In later years she was sold into a brothel and prostituted herself for a season. After escaping, she entered a Buddhist nunnery, seeking answers and hope. In her 40’s, she opened a noodle shop, still empty, still searching, still burdened.
One day in her shop she was approached by an American. She spoke to her of one thing that could absolutely transform her life forever. Was it a new car? An inheritance? Winning the lottery? A terrorist attack? A doctor’s fatal diagnosis? No. This American was a missionary who brought a message of healing, restoring, and good news through Jesus. Sue prayed and put her faith and trust in Him, and over time, her life has changed. She has freedom and hope and joy, a reconciliation with her past, new purpose for today, and bright hope for tomorrow and eternity. Praise God!
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” This is the work He has done for Sue. Christ became sin for her and she has become the righteousness of God. She is a new creation. The old has passed away and the new has come, and it has made all the difference. Your life may not be as hard as Sue’s, but where do you stand today? What one thing could absolutely transform your life forever? I implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.