(38) Towards the Year of Faith: Jermer Cruz

[As we move toward the launch of the Year of Faith, we asked our Young Fulltimers to share their faith journey. Read their stories in their own words]

My life verse is from 1 John 4:10 that says, ” This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us first and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

I felt loved by God by the time I met Him. It was a very personal, intimate, and unending love that until today, I’m still experiencing. I look to myself and I see someone who has done a lot of awful things in the past. But I look at my God and He tells me the exact opposite of how I see myself. His love and mercy drives me to live for today and to live for Him. He gives me reason to stand up from where I fall, and continue this journey with Him. And I cannot contain this amazing grace from Him, that is why I will share this; to my family, to my friends, to everybody that I will encounter. He loved me first, and so I am loved. And that’s the main reason why I can love; because of Him.