I grew up in
a Godless home. I never knew my father he was a soldier and
illegitimate. My stepfather just did not like me, my mother tried to make up
for him, she
was church of Scotland (never went) my stepfather was Roman
(went once a year at Christmas). He was a terrible for swearing and
and I grew up something of the same.
I met my wife
while she was on holiday in Scotland, fell in love with
followed her to England. We were completely irreligious but always
children christened (baptised) at my wifeís insistence.
One day, at
the age of thirty, I went into a record shop to look at some
music, when I
heard the guy behind the counter telling a teenager " no he
a cigarette, he didnít need any artificial stimulants as he
had the real
thing =Jesus Christ"!!
absolutely cringed! How could anyone speak about Jesus Christ
And he wasnít the least bit embarrassed either!
Well to cut
it short I started calling there a lot and got to know the
well. He didnít want to hear my grubby jokes, and always somehow
conversation to Jesus.
After some of
our chats over the weeks, I suddenly said " would you like
to come to
our house and talk!" He said " yes ok, will tomorrow be alright
and can I
bring a friend?" I said " yes fine".
Off I went,
driving home, I thought, "What have I done?
My wife will
kill me! I never meant to ask that! Where did it come from?
Oh well too
day was snowy, and I was off work because of the weather,
I was tidying
out a cupboard when I found my wife's old school Bible, it was
crayoning by the kids!
I opened it
just anywhere, and read "judge not less ye be judged, for
judgement ye judge, so will You be judged!
through me like a knife!
opened the Bible. John chapter one," He came to His own, but they
receive Him, but to everyone who did receive Him, who believed
on His name,
He gave the right to be called the children of God!"
I fell on my
knees and cried out, "Father Son and Holy Spirit help me,
I wept like a
baby, I donít know how long I was there, but I know that
the longer I
cried, the better and cleaner I felt and when I rose from my
knees I just
knew that ALL MY SINS WHICH WERE MANY, WERE WASHED AWAY, I WAS FORGIVEN,
new friends called I kept telling them "yes I know God is
alive He is
living in me!" They were amazed to say the least. They had come to
tell me about
Jesus, and I was telling them.
I never cease
to praise and thank my loving Saviour for that day when my
A new life in