"I knew that I was now safe, known, loved, and free to live as God had made me to live"
By Libby Leadbeater, 27 Feb 2017
Growing up, I never really thought about what it meant to be a Christian. I just assumed that everyone was one!
We lived in a middle class, respectable area; I went to a good school; and most people seemed to follow the same rules I did. At school, I was confident and proud of my abilities, but not always kind to people.
In the summer before I went to big school my parents sent me to a Christian camp, where I expected to have a great time outdoors amongst lots of people like me. I was gripped by what I heard in the daily Bible talks.
We were looking at John 10, where Jesus describes himself as the good shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep. Two verses just blew me away: “my sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no-one will snatch them out of my hand.” I knew I wanted to be one of Jesus’ followers and I prayed a little prayer, thanking Him for dying for my sins, and asking Him to be in charge of my life.
It was an amazing moment. I knew that I was now safe, known, loved, and free to live as God had made me to live. That was nearly 30 years ago, and I’m still following Jesus. I am the same old Libby in many ways – opinionated, sure of myself, and sometimes unkind even to those I love most - but I know that my good shepherd has me in His care, and He will bring me safely through this life.
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