Jesus Breaks Through Pride and Prejudice
I have always known about Jesus and God, but I just ignored Him and vowed that I would never set foot in a church. Since I was 11 years old up to about 6 months ago, I have been active in the drug and alcohol scene. Every time someone would mention God, I’d turn off right away. Prestige was my bag – – everybody had to prove he was a man.
My wife was always a Christian, but she couldn’t get me into a church. She’d sing gospel songs while she was cleaning house, and I hardly could stand it. Even when our little boy was born, I still didn’t want to give up my old habits.
Then my wife heard about an evangelistic center nearby that had a free store with clothes and dishes for anyone who needed them. She kept going back several times a week to their Bible studies, Jesus Rallies, etc. I decided that I better check out just what she was getting into, since many of the people were white.
I was met at the door by a tall white guy about my age who shook my hand and asked me if I’d like to rap with him for a while. He started to tell me all about Jesus and how real he is. I’d heart it all before, but this guy really meant what he said.
I went back a couple of times after that and every time this guy, who was the director of the center, would look me in the eye and tell me that I needed Jesus Christ. I finally decided to try this Jesus and He really did change my life. I lost my craving for drugs and alcohol, and my need for prestige. I also lost my prejudice against whites. Now my wife and I help at the Center regularly, learning to witness to others about our faith in Jesus Christ. I’d never thought I’d be working for Jesus, but like the song says, “Jesus is just all right!”
Lee Edwards – 1972