The young woman’s quest for God began when she was 11 years old, living under atheistic communism in the former Soviet Union. That’s when she saw some artwork that depicted the baby Jesus. When she heard that this represented what authorities called a“myth”about God sending His Son to earth, she began to seek the truth.
She also heard that God had written a book of His truth, and she searched for a copy. It wasn’t until she was almost 30 that she finally found a Bible she was permitted to read. At last she had the information she needed to trust Jesus as Savior.
From 1971 to 1989, this young woman risked her own safety to search for the truth of God’s Word. Today she is a lawyer who works to protect her fellow Russian citizens from religious persecution. The message of God’s love in Christ is spreading because this one woman was a truth seeker.
God’s truth can have an impact on us and on the people with whom we interact. The psalmist wrote,“ Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. . . . By them You have given me life”(Psalm 119:92-93).
Let’s make the Bible our delight. God will give us passion for His eternal Word if we are truth seekers.
The Word of God is truth;
So when my faith grows dim,
I look into His Word
And trust my life to Him. —Hess
If you’re searching for nuggets of truth, the Bible is a gold mine.