My name is Vijay Kumar and hail from Punjab. I was born and brought up in a Hindu family. I also followed this religion very keenly with my parents. They have followed this religion in order to obtain peace. But all our rituals were ineffective and we remained peace less. But one good thing in our family was that, my mother had a Christian background until she got married and adopted Hinduism. Though, she is a Hindu now, still she sings songs and prays at the auspicious occasions like Christmas and Good Friday. Thus, Lord paved the way for my salvation. She thought me the Lord’s Prayer and some Christian songs too. All these things made me keen to know more about Jesus.
One day, I had gone to attend one meeting along with my mother. I saw a huge congregation worshiping Christ the creator of the universe; joy and happiness was on their faces. Throngs of people were crying for their salvation to the God of heaven; and this scene pricked my heart. I saw many people respond to the altar call, which was given by the preacher. I also wanted to go forward, but I could not get near to the pulpit due to the great multitude. When we came back home, I knelt down beside my bed and surrendered my life to Jesus.
As I was growing up, things begin to fade away from my mind. However, by God’s grace, I got a chance to study in a Christian school; which was just a walking distance from my home. There, I met some Christian students; who helped me to know more about Jesus Christ. I was pretty happy! Nevertheless, I had to leave the school due to some reasons. Therefore, I left my Christian school and got admission in another school, which wasn’t a Christian school. Gradually, my zeal for the Lord began to demise.
Subsequently, I was lost in the worldly pleasure comprehensively, until I met Pastor Pyare Lal while I was with my friend. That was the turning point of my life. He prayed and helped me to give up all the detestable practices from my life. Now, I become regular member of his church. Right after my studies, I wanted to go for bible study. My pastor encouraged me to go but my parents underestimated my desire. I prayed for this matter along with my Pastor and finally, my parents allowed me to go for bible study.
Now, I got an enrolment at Filadelfia Bible College in Rajasthan. Lord used me and my family came to Jesus. Lord blessed us with His peace we were waiting for. I was very happy and everything was going well until my father met with an accident and was passed away. This incident changed our lives fully but we had hope.
By God’s grace, I finished my studies and got the privilege to serve Him. The Lord removed all the hurdles and turned our sorrowful condition into joy.
In plain words, He has done all those things which were beyond our reach.
By Vijay Kumar