- Parent Category: History
- Category: Personal Stories
- Published on Thursday, 26 October 2006 16:58
Sharon Whan - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My name is Sharon Whan, and this is how I was saved. I was born and raised into a Christian family, that is, both of my parents were saved (born-again). That did not make me saved though. Salvation is a personal decision that you make . Do you accept the work Christ did on the cross for your sins? Will that be enough to make you right with God and to bring you to Heaven? Yes it will.
I went to Sunday school all of my childhood, there I was taught many things about Jesus and the bible. I was also taken to meetings where Salvation was preached clearly and plainly. Going to church and sitting and listening to preachers didn’t save me though.
My brother Phillip was saved in March of 1988. During that time, after he was saved he was really energized about seeing me saved. He would give me track after track after track. He undoubtedly cared very much about my soul. During the winter of 1989 around February, Bracondale (Langstaff) were having meetings with Shad Kember Jr. and Jim Smith. Again, my faithful parents wanting so much for their daughter to be saved brought me out to these meetings probably every night. I listened very carefully to what the preachers were saying, because I wanted to be saved.
One thing that frightened me so much as a child was I did not want to be left behind. I knew what the Lord’s coming was and I knew that it could happen any moment. One of my biggest fear’s is loneliness. One thing you will never have in Hell is someone to turn to; you will be left alone for all eternity. That really haunted me.
One night after the gospel meeting I had John 3:16 going through my head. I had always loved that verse and appreciated its meaning, but to apply it to my own soul was something I had never done.
“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
For the first time in my life I understood that the “whosoever” in the verse meant me. Christ died for my sins! All Christ has left for me to do is accept what he had done on the Cross . When Jesus said it is finished, he really meant it. Nothing more wonderful in this world then the gift he gave through his Son Jesus Christ. Such wonderful love he has!