It is good to hear how you came to Christ. Praise God for His unfailing love. What a beautiful testimony! It is interesting how the sense of sinfulness was key and how you longed for God’s forgiveness.
My daughter wasn’t a believer in Jesus, when she married. She went to Palestine, as a dissolute, disillusioned university educated atheist…She met a Muslim young man while there. (Her older sister had married a Muslim man who came to Canada as a refugee. The man my youngest daughter married is the cousin of her sister’s husband.)
I have many ideas as to why she fell into the snare of Islam. Of course, one of which was her falling in love with a man who is a devote muslim.
I think her bitterness and disillusionment with Western culture had something to do with it. The Palestinian culture is simple. It is immature when considered against the modernity of European / Western societies. I think she romanticized what she saw. Her lived experience as a western woman drew a powerful contrast to what she saw there. I think this contrast proved to be fairly seductive to her.
It is comforting to know people who once espoused Islam and have now come to trust in Jesus. I know, I can’t engage in the conflicts of religious ideology with her. Both my daughter and her husband, need an encounter with Jesus.
It is my constant prayer that Jesus would reveal Himself to them.