"To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."
I started my faith journey way back in 1992 when I came to work in Singapore as a domestic helper. By God's grace, and through the Holy Spirit, my life was truly transformed by the power of God’s Word. Since then, I know He has been, and is still, at work in my life.
I experienced the saving power of Jesus Christ when I made a commitment to His Lordship. I was 32 then and it was the best decision I had ever made in my life. Mark 2:17 says: "Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." When I read it, I was cut to the heart. My heart had been hardened after many difficult years of striving yet failing to do good.
I was ignorant and arrogant, but after accepting the Lordship of Christ, I had a hunger and desire to know Him more. The Bible became my constant companion – even my employer noticed! After completing my work, I read instead of watching tv with them, and I would take notes of verses that really spoke to my heart.
The turning point in my spiritual journey came in 1995. After almost 3 years as a Christian, I was tested by the one thing I swore to myself that I would not let anyone do to me: I was cheated.
And of all people, it was my own mother who cheated me. I wanted to end my life, but as I always did, I turned to my Bible. As I opened it, my eyes caught Colossians 1:27 and the verse struck me to the core, causing me to cry even more. I realized how foolish I was to even think about giving up my life. After composing myself and processing my thoughts and emotions, I realized that money can be earned back but my life is what's important because Christ is in me, So I chose to forgive my mother. I asked the Lord to forgive me and promised that I will never ever think that way again.
My journey from a helper of men to a worker in God’s vineyard has been rather unusual, but I can attest to the faithful divine guidance and provision every step of the way. I pray that we will be encouraged to put our faith in action, remembering that Christ in us is the hope of glory – that we may move mountains as Jesus said.
To God alone be the glory!