Dear Mr. Schuller,
May I introduce myself. My first name is Mehrnush and I am a new fan! I immigrated to Germany in 1984. I am a Persian born German and was baptised in 1997 after having left Islam in 1982! I watched your sermon in German in Tele 5 and looked you up in YouTube and found your sermons in your website. Thank you so much for your work and your comforting words. During your sermon I thought you know me and are talking to me in person. You remind me of Isaiah 50:4-5
4 The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. 5 The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;
I have a long and turbulent history in my relationship with the almighty. You said in your sermon that you would appreciate hearing from your audience. I will send you the story of how I converted and how my relationship with Jesus has developed. It is a long and an almost unbelievable story. I sometimes can’t believe it myself. Maybe you decide to tell others and it inspires and encourages them never to give up, for the lords ways are truly wondrously inscrutable. He does not recognise our borders, race or personal ties. He is the magician that can make a miracle out of a catastrophe.
In spite of everything I’ve experienced … and even though my life is the envy of so many who know me, I find it (especially the long term unemployment) very hard to bear. As you said, I’ve been very very tired in the past few months and that makes you doubt in your vision of god and his good intentions for you: the thought of having to live like this for another 40 or so years scares me a lot. People grow very old here in Germany. My neighbour, on the 3rd floor, is over 90 yrs old. Your sermon encouraged me to think positive again and remember his promise for my life. Hope is a heavy load and it is truly hard to believe in Sunshine during heavy rain as UB40 point out!
Well anyway, thank you very much indeed and keep up the good work. Please pray for the Islamic world and encourage others to do so, for they live in the terror that we are all afraid of here in the west and know not of Jesus.
Blessings and my best wishes for you and your family for the new year