Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
I saw this story on the 700 club while on a
vacation 7/30/05. He'd won ABC TV's Extreme Makeover, Home Edition in 2004. I'd guess Brian
was born about 1954. His loving parents divorced when he was 11. Though getting his
education, his drive to be a chiropractor got diluted out by wild living, beginning with
cigarettes, to alcohol to drugs. He failed the chiropractic accreditation board exams 6 times
& bar-tended for about 10 years. There was a huge hole in his heart, and he spiraled
downward to the point of planning suicide. But, his dad had done at least one thing that
mattered tremendously...he'd planted a seed:
At his lowest point, he remembered what would turn
out to be a life-saving piece of advice from his dad.
“’Brian, if you’re ever in trouble, you can always
call upon the name of Christ. He’ll always be there for you.’ The minute I said, ‘Forgive me,
Father. Help me, Father. You are my Savior’… that hole got filled up. It became such a healed
heart. It was God’s love, His peace, and His kindness. For the first time, I was
Brian never touched drugs or alcohol again. Over
the next while (havinf grown quite fat), he lost over 100 pounds. Just two months after his
conversion, Brian met Theresa, and they had 8 children; she died in 2000 of septic
complications of flu. With no wife to come home to anymore, Brian relates to God...his "Dad"
(my friend really also sees God as her Dad, too). Brian says he knows it’s Jesus Christ who’s
walked him through every trial in his life. Today, he passes on the same advice to his son
that his father gave him.
“Christ is sovereign. Our Lord provides. He
sustains you. He uplifts you. He’s there all the time. If you call on Him, He will be more
than ample to supply all your needs. He’s a great dad.”
(posted 1 August 2005)
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now