Wonby1 - From atheism to evangelism
Elizabeth was raised in a home that didn’t believe in God. The very concept of religion was foreign to her. And she married a man who felt the same way.
But all that changed when their son was born with a rare genetic disorder that only affects 1 in 50,000 babies. Elizabeth’s boy was given a slim chance of living past the age of 2. She and her husband, Mike, were devastated. And Elizabeth found herself furious at a God she didn’t believe in.
But the Lord was closer to her than she realized. He was moving, and soon, Elizabeth would encounter Him in life-changing ways. First, God got a hold of Elizabeth’s husband, Mike. He was deeply grieved, and God met him in his pain through a variety of circumstances. It wasn’t long before Mike became a believer.
Elizabeth couldn’t believe it. She felt abandoned, and even angrier than before. Driving in her car one day, she was crying and screamed out…
“God, I want to believe in you! If you’re there, give me a sign.”
She turned on the radio to an XM rock station, and the display that came up just said, “Jesus.” Elizabeth couldn’t believe it. It wasn’t a Christian radio station, but there it was plain as day. Then the song changed and the display read, “Jesus was an only Son.”
Elizabeth pulled off to the side of the road and took pictures of the display to show her husband – she was blown away. From that point forward, her heart was open. She began praying and reading the Bible. Eventually, she put her faith in Jesus and became a believer.
“Suddenly, things that once made no sense made perfect sense,” Elizabeth said. She started a prayer group for parents whose children have the same disorder as her son. And after connecting with the Pocket Testament League, she began sharing Gospels with her family and friends. Many remain atheists, but Elizabeth is trusting the Lord and staying faithful to share His Word with others.
Just as God has been faithful to her and her family. Their precious boy who wasn’t supposed to live past 2 years old is now almost 7. And Mike and Elizabeth also have 2 other healthy children.
You too can step out in faithfulness to share God’s Word – so order your Gospels today and introduce those around you to the God who is nearer to them than they realize.