Passover, the way to eternal life
My daughter and I were on our way home together. I worried she might catch a cold because of the chilly air due to the early monsoon rain. Despite the chilly weather, however, my daughter spread out her arms and smiled sweetly, saying that the wind was warm. A gentle breeze which brushed across my face and felt so warm – it felt like Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother were approaching me like a breeze; blowing life into me.
I wanted to be dutiful as a mother of two children, a wife, a daughter-in-law and an office worker. But fatigue had overrun my life. I had been eager to get some rest on the upcoming holiday. But instead, I followed my husband to his alumni meeting. Everybody there was my husband’s closest friends and they were like a real family. So, naturally, we, the wives were also close and quite open with one another. That day, I heard about the Passover, the way to eternal life, from one of the wives.
The Bible like pieces of a puzzle, fit perfectly together
After that, I talked with her about the Bible several more times. However, I could not understand it because it differed completely from what I had learned. Sometimes, I said hurtful things to her without meaning to do so. Still, she never became angry and always smiled quietly back at me. Her attitude guided me to learn more. But I soon gave up because I did not want to sacrifice my personal time.
After a year, I quit my job and met her again. With her help, I examined God’s word through the Bible. And my negative thoughts about the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) disappeared. Every day I studied the words of life in the Bible. And I found that all the words fit perfectly together just like how puzzle pieces come together to make a complete picture.
My realizations thanks to God
While I grew in faith, my elder sister strongly opposed my religion. I understood why she worried about me. However, I could not understand it when she came to Zion and raised her voice in opposition. I felt so ashamed of my sister’s impudence that I could not go to Zion again; her outburst had injured my pride and my face blushed with embarrassment. At that time, a member silently approached me and encouraged me to pray together. On her face, I could see Mother’s gentle smile. As I thought about Mother, my pride did not seem like anything at all.
I calmed myself down and prayed, and called my sister first. She apologized to me for having crossed the line. If it was the old me, I would probably have let my pride get to me and never talked to her again. Mother must have fostered Her love in my heart, without me even knowing it.
On the day when we held the Worldwide Cleanup Campaign for the Passover, I invited one of my ex-colleagues. To my happiness, she became a child of God Elohim after listening to the word of God. However, I soon worried about how to lead her with my weak faith like that of a child. Unlike doubtful me, she received the Words of life without any resistance and just obeyed. Seeing her, I realized my lack of faith and gave thanks to God.
I will become a spore of life and germinate the seeds of love in people’s hearts
After receiving the blessing of the Feast of Pentecost, I concentrated on preaching the gospel all the more. I wanted to be armed with wisdom, patience, and love, quickly getting rid of my pride, stubbornness, and fear so that I could lead many souls to God the Mother.
To me, God is like the wind, always with me; sometimes as a refreshing breeze that cools my soul when it’s overheated, and sometimes as a warm breeze that melts my frozen heart.
Today too, I pray to God the Father Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother so that I will become a spore of life and fly to many people to germinate the seeds of love and life in their hearts. Committing myself to wherever the wind leads me.
MA Lee, Korea
Faith to Ahnsahnghong