I grew up in Aylesbury and was an atheist when I first heard that Jesus had come to Earth to save sinners and that the Bible is God’s word to us.
I began to read the Bible immediately to check out what had been said, and was so overwhelmed with a sense of God’s love and my sin that I became a Christian that evening.
That was thirty five years ago, and God has been there through all the following years, in all the falls and slips and slides in my walk with Him.
When Jesus said to the disciples: ‘Do you also want to go away?’
They answered: ‘Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.’ (Gospel of John, chapter 6, verse 67)
Jesus brings lasting joy into my life, He helps me to love those around me, not for what they can do for me, but because I know Jesus loves them. I am very far from what I should be, and so easily fall into sin. But whatever happens, I know that my Father has a plan and one day I will understand.
What God is like our God? He came and suffered and died so that I, the guilty one, could walk free.
I am a primary school teacher, and my wife, Linda, works as Matron at the local secondary school.