By Mark Ellis, Special to ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS – March 7, 2016) — Husain* grew up in a region with some of the hardest spiritual ground in the world for Christianity to penetrate – yet God always finds ways to soften stony hearts and bring deeply satisfying peace to his children.It seems this young Muslim man had become dissatisfied with Islam, according to a blog post on the Frontiers USA website. After a Christian TV program got Husain’s attention, he contacted the network for more information.
His contact information was passed along to a Christian worker named Tony* — affiliated with Frontiers — who scheduled a time to meet with Husain.
Over the next few weeks, they had many deep conversations about faith. Husain had come to realize that Islam couldn’t provide all the answers. The truth of God’s Word became the key to unlocking the door to the young man’s heart.
Then, inexplicably, weeks went by and Husain failed to return Tony’s calls and texts. Tony worried about what this delay might mean, but trusted in God’s timing.
Finally, Husain answered and the two made plans to meet at Husain’s home. Tony arrived after dark, and they dove back into a passionate discussion. It soon became clear there was one central question bothering Husain.
“I understand a lot of what the Bible says, but I really don’t understand the Trinity,” he said. “How can there be multiple gods?”
Tony wasn’t surprised by this question because many Muslims wrestle with the Trinity and the idea that Jesus is God.
As they went back and forth over the matter, suddenly, God brought Husain an epiphany.
“I think I understand! It is like my ceiling fan,” he said, as he gazed up at the three-bladed fan swirling slowly above them. “There are three blades, but it is still only one fan. So Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God are all part of God.”
Photo captions: 1) A Muslim who saw Jesus in a dream. 2) Mark Ellis.
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and also founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world. He is also co-host for “Windows on the World” with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv).
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