In Bill Hybels’ book, Just Walk Across the Room, he challenges his readers to write out their faith story in 100 words or less. Here is my 105-word attempt:
As a young person I dreamed of growing up to become a doctor. Then, I saw a “20/20” special on successful people who had attempted suicide. Their reason: Once they had reached their goal in life, they still felt empty. I projected myself into their shoes. I thought, “If this is all there is then life is meaningless.” So, I began reading the New Testament. Within those pages I met a man who transcended the vanity of this mortal coil. His name is Jesus. He invited me to train under him and so to become like him. I accepted and have never regretted that decision.