Hi! My name is Jerry
Schuster and I make my living as a businessman and portrait artist. However,
long before I ever started painting professionally (I was already in my 50s when
the door opened for me) I discovered the spiritual side of life.
Up until the time I was 27, my concept of God was vague, at best. Mostly,
I just doubted. That all changed through a series of remarkable events, although
I don't suppose they were any more remarkable than a thousand other stories I've
heard down through the years.
was remarkable was the prayer I offered when I invited Christ into my life.
I've always been a person who needed facts. I want to understand how
things work, to have a clear insight into the forces that affect my life.
There came a time when I fully realized that Jesus Christ was exactly who he
said he was - the Messiah. The trouble was that I knew that with all my
heart, but my head was a little slow to catch up.
So when I
committed my life to Christ, I posed a request. My decision wasn't hinged
on it, but I asked the Lord if he would be so kind as to give me that insight
into the spiritual side of life that I so craved. The next 90 days, or so,
was like putting on glasses that allowed me to see for the very first time.
Knowledge and understanding came at a fantastic rate.
perfectly satisfied with that, to be honest. But the Lord took that prayer
further than I ever intended it to go. Over the next 30+ years, he opened
my eyes in ways I could never have envisioned when I made that simple request.
confess that this hasn't always been a journey of willing cooperation on my
part. Quite the opposite, actually. It was more like being dragged,
kicking and screaming into some semblance of knowledge and maturity. But then, I don't
think He could have revealed some of the things He's showed me if the road had
website - and the book that it represents - is the result of his prodding to
share the things that He's shown me to a wider audience. I hope you not
only enjoy it, but find answers that open your eyes as they did mine.