Who We Are: Irene

Growing up I had no interest in God, Jesus, or anything Scriptural. I trained as a nurse and enjoyed my days off going to dancing, the cinema, etc. Then in 1976 I was invited to church. When I got there I enjoyed the service, and even though the sermons didn’t mean much to me, I kept going on Sunday nights. I didn’t know then that the Lord had His hand in it, and it was Him who kept drawing me back. Then one night the minister spoke on Revelation 3: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Something happened to me. I felt as though my eyes and mind had been opened to what God was saying, and it was only then that I realised what a sad sinner I was, and if anyone needed a Saviour it was me. I also realised how deep in sin I was. A weight was lifted from me that I never even knew was there, and that was when He called me to be His.

I took my children with me, was baptised, and wanted my family to grow up knowing the Lord in their lives. The years passed, and I settled into what I can now see as ‘routine religion’, going along on a Sunday but never really growing in my faith. Then in 1999 I went through a really bad time in my life. I stopped going to church, never read the Bible, or prayed. Little did I know then that the Lord was not giving up on me. He had to let me go down to make me realise how much I needed Him. Then in 2005 my son Jimmy was going to the Airdrie RP church, and he asked me to go along, so I went, and there I found a new understanding to the Scriptures that I never had before. Now my heart has truly been opened to God’s love and faithfulness to me, and every day I praise His name and thank Jesus for Calvary and what He did for a sinner like me.

If you are reading this, don’t wait to reach out to God, come and hear how God can change your life. It has not always been easy, but it has always been a blessing. Burdens truly are lifted at Calvary, and believe me, it is the only way to peace and joy. PRAISE GOD.

Irene Fisher