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Beth Baggs

Jesus at the Chapel

I was about six years old when I experienced a big change in my life. Before that change, I don’t think I was aware of what sin was, or of my need for Jesus in my life. All I thought about was me. Sin was hurting my life and I couldn’t help myself, I needed a Savior. On Easter 1966, I knelt down at the South Vernon Chapel in Mt.Vernon, Ohio to ask Jesus to save me from my sins. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:2) After praying I remember feeling so clean and fresh, and new. Jesus washed away my sins and made me clean. Our soul is a lot like our body: what if we never took a bath? That is how I felt before asking Jesus in to my life. “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:7)

I was now aware that God loved me, and I loved Him, and I wanted to please Him. After that day it bothered me a lot when I did something wrong. I knew that God was watching me. As a new Christian, I needed to talk to God and read the Bible. I needed God to lead me on this new journey.

Jesus is everything to me. As I have walked through some rough stuff on my journey, God has been with me all the way. I have grown stronger day by day.