Emancipation from worries
It was a starry night. On the way to home from school I saw many stars in the sky. The twinkling stars were bright and lovely but made me sad and depressed. I knew that those stars in the sky that I saw at that time did not display their appearances in those days since the light from those stars takes almost one hundred million years to get to the earth, which means that I saw the stars how to have twinkled one hundred million years ago. As compared with the stars, at that time I had lived only for almost 20 years and I knew that if the period which I had lived for passed 2 or 3 times death would be very close to me. The fact made me gloomy so much. I did not know why I have to live a life which would end someday I was never able to anticipate. Although I struggled to survive and live by studying hard I could not but felt hollowness.
When I was 10 years old I started to be afraid of death. I did not know what would happen after death. The uncertainty made me fear. When I was in a vehicle or even a lift-I imagined the bottom of the lift would drop off suddenly- or passed by a site of construction or any situation I thought of many accidents and fatal diseases which could lead to an end of life. Not always was I conscious of that kind of risks but they seemed to always crouch in the corner of my mind and be ready to occupy the mind. Even though I was young I understood that death could come suddenly and it was horrible thing making me separate from my loving family, especially, my mom. Soon I confirmed my understanding on death by an embarrassing experience. On one day, suddenly, a death came to my father and devoured him and never released him. From that time on I worried more what if I faced a parting from my mom by death of mom or me. I was always afraid of it and desperately wanted to avoid it but I did not believe that such a way to solve the problems would be found. I was very realistic and skeptical. The fact that nothing and no one could settle them had bothered me until I received the truth.
I remember the day when I saw the word “eternal life” in the Bible for the first time in the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG), spiritual Zion. At a first glance, in one side of mind, “eternal life” seemed ridiculous because I had been skeptical but, in the other side of mind, I welcomed it so much. The doubtful mind thinned little by little by studying the Bible. The explanations with historical and scientific evidences which testified that the Bible is fact were logical and impressive that I could not deny everything explained by the World Mission Society Church of God. Especially, the truth of Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother is the peak of the doctrine. Eventually I am sure that our Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother are only ones who can give me eternal life by studying the Bible. Before I met Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother I had thought that my problems would never be solved but if someone helped me solve or deal with them he must have been God for whom I never expected to exist. Not as my thought, I received the Ones — Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother who solved the problems which had bothered me for a long time and I believe that They are the true God.
The starry sky does not make me sad anymore but delightful and hopeful since in the starry sky there will be my home which Heavenly Father has been building. I do not have anxiety of death or separation from my loving people. I understand the meaning “the truth will set you free” heartily. I really thank to our Father and Mother for the salvation and letting me know the way to save my loving people.