I was a newly wedded pastor’s wife, recently returned from a delightful honeymoon. I was enjoying some early morning reading time, on a hot South Texas day. While perusing 1 Timothy Chapter 1 in my Bible, suddenly verse 15 leapt off the page.
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (NIV)
The Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart, that like Paul, He was going to use my past to glorify His name, and help others. At times He chooses the “worst of sinners” to minister for Him. The impression was so very clear, I was suddenly filled with joy and anticipation. I had been so ashamed of my background. Constantly plagued by the taunting of the evil one. “How…
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