Literally, no more than 3 minutes ago, I watched the video I’m sharing with you this morning.
Two days ago I got a phone call from a recruiter with the company behind the video and she promised to send me a couple of emails. In one of the emails was a link to this video.
Please don’t think I’m trying to sell you or recruit you into anything. Just watch the video below and see if you get the same reaction I did.
What a POWERFUL reminder that behind every smile is a story. For me, it is a powerful reminder that behind every face sitting in a pew (or on a cushy chair) in church, there is a life, a story.
Twenty years ago I was suicidal, taking lots of anti-depressants, and going to counseling multiple times a week. I came close to being admitted to a facility for my own safety. At the same time, I was going to church every time the doors were open, listening to the music and the preaching, doing my best to lie with my expressions.
How many other people do the same thing? How many people put up a front, build walls, and hide behind a false smile?
This video broke my heart for people: the lost, the broken, the hurting, the lonely, the scared, the abused, and the depressed.
It’s a reminder that every time I preach, every time I visit or knock on a door, every time I prayer-walk a street, there are little “stories” floating over people’s heads that only God can read.
They need Jesus to make their stories His-story.