Jason was not a religious man but he went to church occasionally to appease his wife. They always sat in the back for a quick getaway. However, this time they were a little late and there was no room for them to sit in the back. They ended up sitting about halfway down and near the outside aisle.
Jason knew his wife had been a Christian for many years but what he didn’t know was that she and her friends had been diligently praying for his salvation for years.
The church service started like any other service he had attended, but dramatically changed when the pastor began to preach. He spoke about forgiveness, redemption and God’s grace. He had heard sermons like that before but this time was different. This time it was like the pastor was speaking directly to him. Not only that, he felt a strange warming of his heart and a gentle tug on his spirit.
The pastor then gave people the opportunity to come forward to exchange their old sin-stained lives for one in which they could have a personal relationship with God now and continue to be with God even after death.
Jason knew he was not a bad person, in fact he considered himself a good one.He also knew That no matter how good he was, he still wouldn’t have that relationship with God he needed and now wanted.There was unconfessed sin in his life and he knew that would have to be dealt with.He went forward and had a private conversation, not with the pastor, but with God. He gave God his old life and God gave him a new one.
As Jason walked back to his seat with a massive smile on his face, he realized that this was the best exchange he had ever made. What he didn’t realize was that it was only going to get better.