Often I am asked: Why would a nice Jewish girl like you believe in JESUS? And I say to that answer, WHY NOT??? Without getting into the theological back and forth as I am not equipped, I can only go by my heart. Corny, perhaps, but basically, JESUS had me had HELLO!
I will not poor out my life’s history here but I will tell you that if you were to see my life, page by page, you too would believe. From the age of 17 when I accepted JESUS into my heart; there are obvious miracles. I literally was about to die after having my first child. At the 11th hour GOD placed the perfect DR into my life who saved me. Has my life been easy??? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Has GOD used my hardships to seal me to my SAVIOR and get closer and closer to HIM each and every day, ABSOLUTELY YES!!!
I have lived a chaotic life at best and always I am called into the arms of JESUS and have felt nothing but immense security and peace. I AM SAVED and GOD forbid, had I not been.
You know what they say, once a JEW, always a JEW. I will always be JEWISH in so many ways from the gefilte fish, rice knish, fried matzo, dreidel songs to how I grew up. (I did use many food references there-I must be hungry). I never really liked the term or being in a group coined “JEWS FOR JESUS” and I really am just me, Deni who thanks the LORD every minute of every day for opening my eyes to the possibilities but more for opening my heart to the fact that I need JESUS and I am proud of it and blessed mightier because of it.
So, I ask then, why believe in JESUS? Well, HOW CAN YOU NOT BELIEVE? What would you lose if you opened your mind and your heart? What are you afraid of? This JEW is singing Hava Nagila all the way to ever-lasting life in the body of the most high, JESUS CHRIST!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.