Tayo Daramola

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I grew up in an average Christian home where we went to church every Sunday but I did not have a personal relationship with God. I was also not keen on having a relationship with God because I had read that He is holy. I was up to a lot of unacceptable behaviour and so was not ready to have a relationship with a God who might frown at some of the things I was up to at that time.

I had a car accident when I was 17 and spent six weeks in hospital. I was told I had to undergo a major operation. This got me nervous as I did not know what to expect. The night before the operation, my friend’s mother came to see me in the hospital with a man who introduced himself as an Evangelist. He told me God loves me, which is why He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for my sins so that I might inherit eternal life. The Evangelist also told me that God had the power to heal me if I put my trust in Him.

I prayed a prayer of repentance that night asking Jesus to come into my life and my parents did the same thing. However, I was not sincere in my heart towards a commitment to follow Jesus but I was desperate for a miracle. Throughout the night, I kept wondering whether God really has the power to heal me, even though I was due in the operation theatre within a few hours. I also struggled with the thought that God might not want to have anything to do with me because of the silly things I had done in the past.

On the morning of the operation while I was on my bed in the waiting area of the theatre, a thought flicked through my mind that God had failed me. To my amazement, I was told a few hours after I should have had the operation that the operation did not run as scheduled because the doctors found out that the bone around my hip that was dislocated was now back in its original place. God proved me wrong and I was so overwhelmed by His love and patience that I eventually repented of my sins and gladly committed myself into a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus.

He has seen me through turbulent periods and I am amazed at His dependability towards me in this very unstable world. Why don’t you try Him?