Saying Yes to the Call
No matter how we meet Christ, through whom we meet Him, or the circumstances under which we meet Him, each of our stories is carved and cultivated differently and we never look back being the same person.
We all come to know the Lord in a multitude of ways; some of us are born into families that raise us with the knowledge of Christ and His love; some of us meet Christ through a peer at college or through a mentor in the church; some of us meet Him head on in the midst of a raging storm. No matter how we meet Him, through whom we meet Him, or the circumstances under which we meet Him, each of our stories is carved and cultivated differently and we never look back being the same person. Jason Bromberg and his story are no different.
“I was born into a Jewish family,” he explains. “I didn’t know anything about Christ – I simply thought Christ wasn’t for me.”
Jason believed in a good God; a God who liked him. He didn’t know much about Heaven or Hell, only believed that, if there was a hell, only really evil people went there.
“I believed firmly that in my teens, I had a relationship with God – I spoke to Him quite often,” explains Jason.
At 18, Jason graduated high school and got his first job. It was there he began to talk to a co-worker who was a Christian and was soon invited to dinner with his co-worker and some of his friends.
“It was during the dinner that he took his Bible out and began to read from Isaiah 53,” says Jason. “It was in those moments that I realized Jesus was in the Old Testament and, not only that, but that Jesus was for everyone.”
Romans 10:9 states, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
That night, at dinner with his Christian co-worker and his friends, Jason confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
“It was clear to me – I had no walls up when it came to this moment and saying those words out loud,” says Jason. “I just felt really open to the fact that the Lord was truly doing a work within me.”
After such a moment like he had experienced, Jason went home and immediately wanted to share with his mom.
“I remember telling her what had happened that night and she smiled and told me she had been praying for 11 years that this moment would happen,” recalls Jason.
His mom had been a believer and follower of Jesus for 11 years but, because of family dynamics and worry over his father’s reaction, she never felt comfortable coming out and sharing Jesus with Jason.
As Jason went to Ohio State University for college, he felt the Lord really orchestrating a community for him on campus; the people in a dorm down the hall from him held a Bible study that allowed him to grow in his faith.
“I was able to really grow in my faith and in my walk with the Lord,” says Jason. “Jesus is forever Lord – I know this now; He is for all people.”
He has come to understand how important it is to share his faith and Christ with people, not just through his words, but through his actions.
“Some people just need someone to come along and let them know that Jesus is for every single one of us.”
As I walk through this life with the Lord, I am ever learning that it is my duty and call to live for God’s glory and not for my own selfishness,” Jason confesses. “I am still a work in process, but God is so good.”
He is good all the time and all the time, He is good.
Author: Stephani Duff