Brought up in a Hindu household, I was exposed to rites and rituals of the religion, most of which I failed to grasp the meaning of.
But, even as the Bible forbids worshipping and serving the creature rather than the creator, it didn’t sit right with me — I did believe that there was one creator, one God above us all. Somehow I felt incomplete without knowing who ‘it’ was. It was only when I started going to a Methodist secondary school that I finally came to know more about God.
It was one particular Easter service that changed my life forever. They talked about Jesus Christ, how he died for our sins and was raised after death by God. God in his mysterious and wondrous ways seemed to be reaching out to me during that service.
Although I have heard the gospel before, I had never been touched like that. At the end of the service, we were all given a small form to fill in and a number of boxes we had to tick. Without hesitation, I ticked the box which said ‘I wish to know more about Jesus’. I guess I could say, ‘The rest is history’.
After accepting Christ to be my Saviour, my Bible study teacher continually guided me through the Scriptures, teaching me of Jesus’ amazing mercy, grace and unfailing love.
Since then, I can truly say that my life is complete with Christ by my side. Through life’s ups and downs, he has been my light, my way and my wonderful Redeemer. I thank God for my salvation and pray that my family and friends will one day see the light too.