This is my new friend Andy. Last night, he cried on my shoulder as we prayed together and he gave his life to Christ. He then pulled his shirt up to show me the nazi signs and white supremacist symbolism that he had tattooed all over his body, saying "I want to show the world how much I've changed!" Last night, Andy was healed from a lifetime of hatred in one moment in God's presence! There is POWER in the Gospel!!
He asked me defiantly, "Do you think Jesus could help my back? I hurt it pretty bad a couple weeks ago." I smiled and said "Oh, I sure do!" So we stood there in the middle of a dirty bar in Des Moines, IA, with my hands laid on the back of a young man who openly hated and mocked the idea of God. After a short prayer, I stepped back and grinned, and watched as this boy exchanged his hatred for the idea of God for amazement at the PERSON of God. His injured back was healed immediately! He erupted with a flurry of cuss words, not really believing what just happened, but shouting to his friends that "it feels better!" Then, as he composed himself, he reached up to his chest and broke this pendant off the chain around his neck, and he handed it to me. He was done hating God. After we talked a bit more about what it really means to follow Jesus, we hugged, and he said "This is the happiest I've ever been without drugs." He'll be at church for the first time on Sunday morning, and he promised to let me know what he thinks. ???????????????? #JesusWins #LovelyThingsInUglyPlaces
Somebody SHOUT! ???????????????? My King is ALIVE!!