"Just tell others what I did for you."
I was raised in the bible, reading and memorizing it, but I wasn't
saved. I was taught very well how to act like a Christian, and I did
act like one until I got tired of acting.
I got in trouble with the law several times between the ages of 13
and 19. Each time I got out of it. This continued until I was 20 years
old; I got arrested one more time and was headed for the big house.
When I was taken from the holding center to the court I had no money
and no lawyer. My parents were out of town. When the judge asked about
a lawyer, I had to tell him I had none. Just then someone from the back
said, "I'm his councel, your honor." It was a lawyer who had defended
me one other time.
I had to tell the lawyer that I could't pay him, but he said, "just
tell others what I did for you." That young lawyer defended me, and I
got off with probation. On the way out of the court I told the lawyer
that I couldn't pay him, and again he said, "Just tell others what I
did for you."
About a year later I had a dream about this lawyer. I was on the
street and did all I could to avoid facing him. I ducked into a store,
and when I stepped out I was face to face with the lawyer. All I could
say was, "I can't pay you." Once again he said, "I told you, just tell
others what I did for you." When I looked up at him, it was Jesus Christ (or what we have all
been taught looks like Jesus Christ). That night I surrendered my live
to Him and have been serving Him ever since.
Just two weeks after surrendering my life to Him, I was asked to
work at the City Mission where I had the chance to see where I could
have ended up if it were not for surrendering my life to Him.
I have been serving Him ever since and will continue to serve Him.