A stunning blog post from a student at Harvard Law School is gaining attention as she boldly shares her powerful testimony of finding Jesus.
Compelling Blog Post At Harvard Law School
Marianna Marques, a student at Harvard Law School, shared a compelling blog post that rarely happens on an ivy league website. She boldly shared about faith, hope, and the redeeming power of Jesus in her life.
“At a young age, I gave my life to Jesus Christ,” the Christian student wrote. “At age 13, while I was reflecting on my life plans, I heard God’s voice (in my spirit) for the first time: ‘Those are your plans for yourself, not Mine.’ Although God says in Scripture that He has a plan for each of us, I hadn’t consulted Him as I had developed my own. I hadn’t trusted that His plans would bring me satisfaction — I lacked faith and wanted control.”
Then she continued, “But in that instance, I decided to trust Him and to surrender my plans.”
Boldly Sharing Jesus
Marianna shared how her faith played a huge role in her education journey. And in an interview with the “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” podcast, she revealed why she bravely shared about her faith in the blog.
“Admissions runs a blog called ‘Student Voices,'” the law student said. The blog site helps prospective students learn more about the Harvard Law experience. And when she heard the university was looking for students who would share, she immediately volunteered.
“I thought, ‘Well, I haven’t seen people really share the spiritual side to what led them to law school,'” Marianna said. “So, I thought it would be a unique perspective that would be worth sharing.”
Here is an excerpt of what she wrote on the blog:
“Finding our voice is powerful. My voice in particular does not come from me, from the news I watch, from the people I follow, or even from my friends or family. My life belongs to Jesus Christ, so I choose to allow Him to speak through me. When Jesus walked the Earth, many tried to silence Him and to stop Him from denouncing the corrupt religious leaders. They even killed Him, thinking that death would quench His voice. But when He resurrected three days later, He proved that His voice would never die. Instead, His innocent blood was spilled in the place of our guilty blood. He paid the price for our sins so that we could be free. Free from anxiety, depression, vices, anger, pain, trauma, pride, greed, and on and on. By asking Jesus to forgive us for all we’ve done wrong and by continually seeking Him, we are saved. We are set free from the pain of our past and worries of our present and future. We live forever (John 3). This good news is what my voice now proclaims.”
To Share The Truth
Marianna knew that doing what she could have risks of experiencing some pushback. However, she received a “lot of positive reactions” to her article.
“The devil doesn’t want people to know that we can have freedom, salvation, life in abundance through Christ,” she said. “I knew in that sense it would be a spiritual battle, but I knew that if God wanted the story to be shared that He would also make a way.”
Further, Marianna believes God brought her to Harvard for a purpose—to share the truth.
“The whole reason I feel like God brought me here is to spread His truth, spread His love to others,” she said. “And so I felt like this was a great opportunity to show what God can we do when we give our lives to Him and walk with Him.”
Marianna also revealed that she and other students pray for revival on campus. And she believes God is moving on the campus despite the odds.
“That’s what the enemy wants us to think — ‘Harvard’s doomed,'” she stressed. “That’s just not true. Not only is it not true, even if it were true, the church still has the authority that Christ has given us to push back the power of darkness.”
“God is there. God is everywhere,” she said. “He is moving.”