Everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened Matthew 7:8
A schoolteacher reported, “During my teacher training I struck up a friendship with another student teacher. She was religious and like myself, she came originally from North Africa. She spoke a lot about God which often caused heated debates and constantly explained to me why she had become a Christian. That bewildered me.
For a Muslim becoming a Christian means giving up everything. History, culture and faith are closely bound together for us. My friend had betrayed her own identity and her God.
For a long time, I considered her lost. On my husband’s advice, however, I invited her to visit us so that I could help her. That caused more inflamed discussions but how was I to criticize the religion that Idid not know? I decided to read the Bible and became engrossed in the gospels. Until then Jesus had been merely a Prophet among many for me. Yet he suddenly began to fascinate me. Reading the New Testament, I had some difficulties yet astonishingly I easily understood the connection.
I got into a conflict. Seeking truth in a faith was strictly forbidden outside my own religion. That crisis was so severe that I could not sleep and had no appetite – until the night when I asked God in a prayer “Where are you to be found? in the Quran or in the Bible? Do tell me.”
Then the scales fell from my eyes, since I was prepared to listen to the living God. He gave me assurance. That night I found inner peace and became happy. Jesus was the way!