(March 9, 2022) David Calderon shares a good news reconciliation story…
Trevor Rubenstein got mad when some Christians approached him at a mall and talked about Jesus.
Trevor – his Hebrew name is Tuvia – grew up in an affluent family. His parents did well; his grandparents did very well, he says on a video posted Chosen People Ministries, formerly One for Israel.
Despite living in the lap of luxury, Trevor experienced significant depression to the point of being suicidal.
‘I would often contemplate killing myself,’ he said. ‘There was this overlying feeling that I’m not loved like I want to be loved.’ The inner emptiness prompted him to look for acceptance, which he found among the druggies. He began to drink and abuse drugs.
‘That really affected my grades and my education,’ he says. With plummeting grades and behavioural issues, he got kicked out of school. ‘You’re not coming back to this school,’ the principal told him in his office. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure you don’t come back to this school.’’
At college, a friend invited Trevor to a Bible study. Without really listening to what the activity was, Trevor acceded. Only too late did he realise he was in a Bible study.