Timothy is a SOON readers from India
My name is Timothy. When I was at school, I was very bad! I used to fight with other boys, especially those who were smaller than I was.
One day I hit a small boy because he would not take a letter from me to a girl. When our head teacher heard about it, he hit me hard. This was so severe that I had to go to hospital. I was there for many days. No-one came to visit me. I felt lonely and thought that no-one loved me, not even God.
Lying there in the hospital, I had nothing to do. So when I saw a Bible near me, I looked at it. These are the words I read: “God loved the world so very, very much that he gave his only son. Because he did that, everyone who believes in him will not lose his life, but will live for ever.”*
I began to feel the love of God. I realised he does love me and will forgive me for all that I had done wrong, even for hitting the boys at school. Everything was changed for me. I learned a good lesson when I read what Jesus said in the Bible.
*This is written in John's gospel, chapter 3, verse 16