He Was Lost But Now Found.
Sometimes my heart is just about to burst with the wonders of Jesus. Wanted to share this with you ... This is a series of letters that show the power of prayer and the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is about a woman, Chris, who had lost her son Challo. She came to 2jesus and over a week here is our correspondence ... Ferd
Mark 11:24, Jesus said, "When you pray, believe that you have received, and you shall have what you prayed for."God wants us to trust Him first... and then He will bring it to pass. Parent's prayers are strong. Let me tell you a story.
As a child I was taught about Jesus. However as I grew I fell further away. When I was 19 I was drafted into the Korean war. When I returned Houston Texas was too dull for me. I wanted to work in the film business so I moved to Los Angeles. There for the next 30 years I worked in the most worldly business a man or woman could be in. I never went to church and I hardly ever thought of the Jesus of my childhood. It was fortune and fame and earthly pleasures.
When I was 55 my heart gave out. But I had plenty of money so I was not worried. I went to the best heart doctor in LA and said fix me. He did and it lasted about 9 months. Then the problem came back. But this time it could not be fixed. They would try but it was not good, I was down for the count.
On the way back from the doctors office a voice came to me and said, "Jesus was the answer." Then I remembered my dad said, "Jesus answered prayers". When I got back to the movie studio I ask my son and wife to pray with me. We prayed the simplest of prayers. "Please Jesus heal me." I felt a snap in my chest and was healed. That was 15 years ago.
During these 15 years, many things have happened. First I started living for God. Then I started studying Jesus and asking Him how I could be of service. I was so grateful for my life, I wanted to do what I could to repay Him, which I can never do. When I prayed my prayers were immediately answered. My life became glorious, is the only way that I can describe it. Jesus even came to me and filled me with His Spirit. I asked Jesus why me? After all that I had done in my life why me?
Then Jesus gave me a vision. My live started flashing before me, I saw two things in each flash ... First, what I was doing. Second what my parents were doing. As a child, they were praying for me. As a teenager they were praying for me. As a young man in the service they were praying for me. In Hollywood they were praying for me. Then it came a time in my life when my father died. Now I saw my father with Jesus, he was no longer praying for me, he was with Jesus in heaven and my father was speaking to Jesus about me.
It was so clear, in the 40 years that I was away from Jesus my parents had daily prayed for my safety and my return to Jesus, And Jesus had honored those prayers. Jesus came to lift me up out of the mire. Just before the Devil took me. Jesus said, "This one is mine." And now I thank Him with every breath that I take. And I thank Him for my parents who never gave up on me. Thank you Jesus!
Chris, never give up on Challo.
Your brother in Christ, Ferd
From Chris a week later:
THIS IS A WONDERFUL ANSWER TO PRAYER. WEDNESDAY MORNING I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM CHALLO. IT WAS AN ANSWER TO ONE I HAD SENT IN JANUARY - I JUST ASK IF HE WAS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE AND TO LET US KNOW IF HE WAS OK. WELL HIS E-MAIL SAID HE HAD BEEN VERY, VERY DOWN AND DOING THINGS WE WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT - BUT HE HAD GONE FOR HELP AND WAS SEEING THINGS MORE CLEARLY. HE SAID HE WOULDN'T BE HOME - FOR A WHILE - HE COULDN'T FACE US YET. HE LOVED US AND WAS LOOKING TO US AS HIS INSPIRATION FOR GETTING BETTER. AT 3:00 THAT AFTERNOON, THE HOUR JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, I WENT OUTSIDE AT WORK AND SAID THE DIVINE MERCY PRAYER, THANKING GOD FOR THE ANSWER FROM CHALLO. IT WAS A TRUE THANKSGIVING PRAYER. WHEN I GOT HOME HE WAS SITTING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE TALKING TO HIS DAD. HE SAID HE WAS DRIVING FROM HIS FRIENDS HOUSE IN ONE TOWN, BACK HOME ABOUT 3:00 PM AND SAW A SIGN FOR A TOWN NEAR OURS, HE LOOKED AT HIS GAS GAGE AND SAID "I HAVE ENOUGH GAS TO GET ME HOME". HE SAID HE HAD NO INTENTION OF DRIVING HOME. SO THERE HE WAS, I TOLD HIM JESUS GOT HIM THERE. HE LEFT FRIDAY SAYING HE WOULD RETURN MONDAY (TODAY), OF COURSE WE HAD OUR DOUBTS, WELL HE JUST CALLED AND HE IS AT HOME WAITING FOR ME TO GET OFF WORK. HE IS GOING TO MOVE FROM HIS BAD ENVIRONMENT TO BE WITH "GOOD PEOPLE" AS HE PUT IT, AND GET BACK IN SCHOOL. THIS TIME ON HIS OWN, WITHOUT ANY OF OUR HELP. HE WAS ALSO RAISED BELIEVING IN JESUS, BUT, AS I TOLD HIM, HE IS ONLY 23 AND IF HE LISTENS TO JESUS NOW, HIS WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF HIM WILL BE AWESOME.
YOUR STORY WAS SO INSPIRING. WE AS PARENTS, OUR PARENTS AND ON DOWN THE LINE - MUST HAVE SAID MILLIONS OF PRAYERS FOR OUR CHILDREN OVER THE YEARS AND I BELIEVE ALL WERE ANSWERED AND I KNOW MINE ARE BEING ANSWERED RIGHT THIS MINUTE.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Your brother in Christ, Ferd
Jesus can make all roads straight ... 2jesus