Ron grew up in a Jewish home, and despite living through his parent’s divorce at nine years old, he had a positive outlook on life. Another difficulty that Ron faced was rampant antisemitism. This experience forced Ron to study the New Testament to find out what made some Christians hate Jewish people.
What he found was a Jewish book, about a Jewish Jesus, written by Jews. Ron internalized what this meant, but pushed God away. He thought that he would reach out to God when he needed him.
As he was saying goodbye to his dying son, Ron called on God to help, with the hope that some good would come out of the situation and that God would provide strength for the rest of the family.
Through this tragedy, God showed Ron the gravity of sin and his need for a Savior.