Some Christians at my college challenged me to prove that the Bible was not accurate. As a skeptic, I spent 2 years trying to do this, and concluded that the Bible that we have today describes accurately what was said and done 2000 years ago.
When I then read the Bible, I saw that God wanted a personal relationship with me. I want you to see that God also wants a personal relationship with you, one that you can depend upon in your life.
Jon spoke up, "This is my friend
and roommate from Los Angeles, Ben Hernandez.Several people around Ben welcomed him with a handshake. Jon formally
introduced Ben to Stevie, Shawna, and Collin. Then Stevie pulled Ben close to
the sofa. "Ben, I would like you to meet a dear friend of ours, Wes
Bellardi." She smiled. "You two have more in common than you might
"Hey, man," Ben said,
sticking out his hand, seemingly unfazed by Wes's appearance. As the two young
men talked, Jon pulled Stevie aside. "When would you like to leave?"
"I hate to leave Wes, but I know we need to get on the road. So let's
start saying our good-byes and moving toward the door."
Jon took both her hands in his. Their
eyes met and held. For a moment they were alone in the room. "Steve, I've
been waiting to say these three words for a very long time." Then he
pulled her closer and kissed her lightly on the lips. "Let's go
Stevie rose just as Jon appeared,
making his way through the crowd with Shawna and Collin hanging adoringly on
each arm. Stevie welcomed him with an embrace and a kiss on the cheek.
"You finally made it," she said, unable to conceal her joy. "How
was your flight?"
"Bumpy," Jon replied.
"But at least it's over." Stevie suddenly realized they were the
center of attention. It was up to her to handle the introductions.
"Everybody, this is Jon Van Horne, Shawna and Collin's father. He just
arrived from L.A. to drive the truck down for us. We decided that the best
thing for our family at this time is to be together in L.A., where Jon works as
a school counselor." Stevie's mouth curled into an impish grin. "And
for those who are too nice to ask, Jon and I are ... dating again."
Spontaneous applause erupted. Jon and