An Iranian college student who now lives in California has revealed how a vision of Jesus led her to embrace the Christian faith — a stunning moment that she said transformed her entire life.
Nikki Tayebian said that her life took an “unexpected turn” while she was vacationing in her hometown of Tehran, Iran, back in 2016. Tayebian, who had been living in California since age 7, faced emotional struggles at the time and was even considering suicide.
“I lay in bed in a cold room inside my family’s house. I was alone, on purpose,” she wrote in a piece for The College Fix. “The isolation was my sole comfort as panic and anxiety gripped me, as self-loathing and angst got the better of me.”
She recalled having the blinds shut and feeling immense pain. Then, something absolutely life-changing unfolded.
“I closed my eyes for a moment and it was then saw an image. My eyelids flew open, and I questioned if I just saw something real,” Tayebian wrote. “I quickly closed them back up, and a smile slowly spread across my face.”
She continued, “Before me in my darkness, Jesus stood. I heard him say the words: ‘follow me.'”
Tayebian said that Jesus had long brown hair and was donning a blue robe, as various colors shone behind him. The vision brought peace and calmness, which was a welcome respite from the pain and panic she had been feeling.
When the vision faded, Tayebian grabbed her cell phone and started Googling Jesus. Suddenly, she had questions about the Christian faith — a religious system that she had grown up distrusting, believing it to be fake. But that vision changed everything.
“When I returned to Southern California … I started to seek. And thankfully, I started dating someone who took me to church and introduce me to a whole new family,” she wrote. “The beginning of my journey was rough, like taking off a bandaid really hard and really fast and then sitting in a burning hot sauna as the wound stung.”
Tayebian went on to get baptized this past February, as she now lives her life as a faithful Christian. Read more about her story here.
As Faithwire previously reported, there are scores of stories about Jesus reportedly appearing in dreams to Muslims — experiences that have led many to become believers in Christ.