My name is Krista and this is my story. I was raised to believe Jesus Christ was the son of God, and if I believed in him, I would have eternal life. I was only a child, so I believed; and I remember lying in bed trying to comprehend eternal and I could not.
I wasn’t raised in a church and have never been baptized, but one night we went to Bible school with the neighbor girls. The teacher said, If you have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart, ask him now and you will be saved. Again, as a child, I thought, Wow, no one ever told me that before! I felt so lucky because now I was saved.
My grandparents gave me a Bible as a gift when I was 16. I set a goal to read it and finish it before I died. I would read it here and there, and after 17 years, I finally finished it. I remember sitting there thinking, Am I going to die now? But I did not, so I vowed to study it, and I thought to myself that will be the fun part.
About 6 months after finishing my reading, I had not yet picked up my Bible to study it. I saw something on TV about Edgar Cayce, and how he was psychic. I was intrigued, so I went to the library and got a few books on him. One of his books was questions people asked him about creation, which got me thinking, Why did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden if he didn’t want them to eat from it, knowing that they would.
I started looking through my Bible, and began to read in the first book of Peter chapters 1-12, (KJV) and as I am reading, I felt as if I was literally being drawn into the words, like a tunnel vision, and it got stronger, until I got to verse 12, which says “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
While reading that verse, I felt as if I was covered, beginning from my head to my feet; and when I felt the cover hit my head, at the same time, I felt a rush coming up through my body.
I immediately began to cry. I went into the bathroom, looked into the mirror, and these words came out of my mouth, I made it, I have blown through time, I have my ticket to salvation in my hand, and I am never coming back here. The Bible has all the answers, and has been here all the time.
He answered my question. The Bible is the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the same that was in the garden, but now it is a book; and though it seems at one time that was her sin, at this time it is her salvation.
There is so much to say about that. But for now, I want to share what has come from that experience, these little truths, given to me by Jesus Christ, to help us understand who we are. We are love and truth, who are the mother and father of my very soul, who is Jesus Christ, the glory of all.