What do I like about working for Cru?
“If Jesus were to ask you why He should let you into Heaven, what would you tell Him?” The freshman girl wasn’t sure how to respond. Finally, she said, “Well, I would say that I’ve tried my best to be a good person and to follow His ways.”
I’ve met with this girl a couple of times so far this semester. She has grown up in a Christian home, gone to church her whole life, and wants to be involved with a ministry on campus. As I talked with her more, I realized that she knew the Gospel pretty well; when I asked her about certain parts of the Bible, she knew all the answers. And yet, with all of this knowledge, she was still missing something big.
During my freshman year, I was just like Lakean. I thought I knew all the right answers when it came to being a Christian. I thought that as long as I did my best, God would be pleased with me; what’s even better, I thought I was pretty good at being a Christian. I, too, had missed the point, just like Lakean. What the Bible actually teaches is that I’m dead in my sin, and only through belief and acceptance in Jesus can I experience life. I learned that the good things I could do and my knowledge of the Bible couldn’t save me, only Christ’s sacrifice is sufficient.
I spent some time with my friend looking through Scripture to see what God had to say about the relationship between salvation and good deeds, among other things. At the end of our time, she told me that she had never heard the Gospel explained so clearly, and she was realizing that she didn’t know as much about it as she thought she did. She was thankful that I had taken time to slowly walk through it with her, and challenge her way of thinking.
This is why I love my job. I get to share with others what was first shared with me. I get to help students in their walk with God whether they are seeking to believe in something bigger than themselves or seeking to grow in their established faith. The best part is that I get a front row seat to what God is doing in the hearts of a new generation, and my faith is built up because of it. I’m excited to continue to meet with this freshman and keep studying the Bible together because I know my life will be blessed just as much as hers.
(This GFCer's name is withheld online due to her time in a place "closed" to the gospel.)
Posted on Fri, November 3, 2017
by Grace Outreach filed under