First of all I give thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for allowing me overflowing happiness and to write this fragrance.
When I was young, I went to a Buddhist temple to learn how to write Chinese. In this kind of religious atmosphere, I saw many articles and heard much news about Christians. They didn’t have the best rumors about themselves and arouse criticism. So I felt a kind of hostility against Christianity. When I first met people from the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG), I was wary of them at first. However, I soon came to talk with them because their bright smiles and their gentle look. They gave me an amiable impression. I had always thought,
‘The Bible is just one of many ordinary books, and all church goers always do something wrong.’
My meticulous nature confirmed everything one by one…thoroughly
However, I learned that this is a fixed idea I have. They let me know this. The more I listened to the words of truth, the more I came to admire the Bible. Scientific and rational; this is what the Bible is. When I said I was studying the Bible, my husband looked worried but I reassured him that I would look into it carefully. People around me acknowledge my meticulous nature; Satisfaction is achieved only when I can confirm everything one by one thoroughly. So I collected all sorts of information about the Church of God through the period of my Bible study. I was a little confused because some people really complimented the church. However some people slandered the church.
Actions of the members helped me decided what kind of church it is
Nevertheless, I couldn’t get the good impressions that I had received from the church members out of head. I composed myself and calmly recalled what I had learned. No matter how long I pondered on the Bible studies I had done, there was not a single time when they taught me something different from the Bible. And I had no doubt that the pure and genuine members of the church were different from the slanders. Most of all, I could trust in the members because they answered me directly with the Bible whenever I asked questions. I grew confident that the Church of God is the true church, and received a new life together with my son who was about 100 days old. I still remember my son’s face and how usually bright it was on that day.
Give thanks in all circumstances and even for the small things in life
After realizing God’s blessing contained in the Passover, I hoped that my husband would also receive salvation as quickly as possible. Every evening when he came home from work, I taught him some subjects that I had learned during the day. Although I talked discursively, he didn’t mind and listened to what I had to say. One day, I showed him the book, ‘My Sheep Listen to My Voice,” and asked him to come and see the church for himself. He must have been curious. He came to Zion without hesitation when he had a day off. As soon as he listened to the words, he became a child of God immediately. He participated in every volunteer activity in Zion and he kept God’s laws. His faith grew day after day.
Now, my family is spending the happiest time in our life. I don’t even remember how I lived before I knew Zion. Before I knew God, when my husband irritated me, it showed. I compared my status to other people’s, though we lived comfortably. However, after I received the truth, I gave thanks even for the small things. I no longer get mad at all, remembering that God the Mother is watching me.
I want to share true happiness with people around me
There must be many people who struggle to satisfy their unquenchable desire, not regarding happiness as happiness. Kind of like me in the past. I hope that all of them will seize the happiness that is near them. There is not too much that I can do, but I think that at least I can deliver God-given happiness to the people around me. I believe if I keep doing that, someday I will be able to express more greatly the love that I have received from God Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother.
JH Shin, Korea
Faith to Ahnsahnghong