Emily grew up in a religious Jewish family but felt no real connection to religion. She saw that although they were religious, she and her family did not live godly lives. As she grew, Emily lost any interest in God – her time was comprised mostly of partying and having fun. However, after a relationship ended badly, Emily felt empty. She wanted to find peace and forgiveness.
Her grandmother, who was a follower of Jesus, always talked to her about Him, so Emily decided to go to church. There, not only did she find a message of forgiveness and proof of God’s love, but also the bridge between God and people – the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. In the Messiah, she also found a foundation for her Jewish identity.