“P” is from Taiwan and came to the States to study for his PhD. He is a brilliant individual who was enrolled in one of the English practice groups that I lead.
After several weeks of getting to know “P,” I invited him out to have coffee with me, and during this time I shared my story.
“P” told me that ever since he was a child he has believed in a “god” but that he doesn’t know what or how we are to communicate with it. He always thought though, “There has to be something… life has to matter.”
“P” joined a Bible study with me and two other Chinese students last November. After about a month “P” was the only one consistently coming, but he continued to make it a priority regardless…always wanting to learn about the Bible.
This guy really loves the Bible and enjoys how the characters in the story are so easy to relate to. Often he relates to some of the people that Jesus healed and sometimes he even relates to one of the disciples. Other times he has identified with Caiaphas in frustration, wondering why Jesus doesn’t just PROVE to the world that He is God.
This past month though we have finally completed our journey from Genesis to Jesus and we studied the story of Jesus’ resurrection. After we read it, “P” told me, “I believe this is true”. But he wasn’t sure if he was ready yet to truly accept it.
He told me that he was frustrated at the Pharisees in that they saw Jesus and chose not to believe; they saw miracles that we haven’t seen. But then he countered himself saying, “But you friend, you have seen God at work… like when he protected your family from the car wreck. And I myself, five years ago, never imagined I would be here in the USA… but now I am, and I met you and I am learning of God… I think that this too is a miracle.”
“P” hasn’t committed himself to Christ as his Savior yet… but he’s thinking, processing, and best of all… falling in love with our Savior.