This week I'd like to share what is perhaps my very favorite Christian song verse:
Who am I that the voice that calmed the seas,
Would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me.
-from Who am I by Casting Crowns
Wow. When I first heard these lyrics I was literally brought to tears. That is EXACTLY how I felt when I discovered Jesus. You see, I began this journey about a decade prior to my actual conversion. I was a mess. I was a college graduate with a good, decent job but emotionally I was terribly scarred. I was suffering from anorexia and bulimia, self loathing, and depression. It was an intensly lonely and isolated time in my life.
On a whim, I decided to go to church one Sunday morning. When I walked into the beautiful sanctuary I wanted to fall to my knees. An overwhelming sense of love and acceptance enveloped me. At that moment, I knew I was where I belonged. Our dear Lord began to calm that "storm" within me.
This, my friends, was the beginning of my conversion. I continue to be a "work in progress", but then again, aren't we all?