Christ continues to write my life story

Christ continues to write my life story
Christopher Jayam with his daughter Kirsten Rena, and wife, Sujatha Maniya

I was born into a Methodist family. My grandparents were strong believers and I was surrounded by many Christian relatives and friends. My brother and I attended church faithfully every Sunday, attending Sunday school and Youth Fellowship. My childhood was carefree. My faith journey sounds like fairy-tale perfection but just like everyone else, I went through many challenges while growing up. With peer pressure and tempting lifestyle options, being a Christian wasn’t always easy.

But I thank God for the constant reminder that no sin is unforgivable if we turn to Jesus. And Jesus continued to nudge me in the correct direction even as I strayed. I say with conviction that without Jesus, my life would have been a disaster. His Word and his availability 24/7 kept me focused in life.

I am married and have a teenage daughter. I pray that she too, will seek and be comforted in Christ. And so, it is another chapter in my life. I thank my Lord as he continues to write every chapter of my life story.

I have learnt that life is more than just receiving, it is about giving too. I look to John Wesley, for inspiration and particularly like this quote: “When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy, and prosperous. Now, if that man, when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!”

Christopher Jayam is the LCEC Chairperson of Tamil Methodist Church, Short Street. / Photo courtesy of Christopher Jayam