Once There Was Death, Now There is Life with Billy Bell
Billy Bell’s testimony is a type of testimony is a testimony that parallels the story of the Prodigal son. Growing up in the South, we may hear of stories like these often…When one learns about Jesus and accepts Him as his or her savior at a young age, and then strays from faith in the late teenage/early 20s years, and then comes back to faith on into adulthood, often after a great struggle that required dependence on the Lord. We hear of that story often because it’s our innate nature as humans…to think we can do it all on our own and that we don’t need a “Savior.” But, praise God, these stories typically end with the happy ending of running back into the loving arms of our beautiful Father. God promises us that when we give our lives to him (even if it’s with mustard seed-sized faith at a young age), that He will “never leave us or forsake us” (Hebrews 3:15). When we stray, he orchestrates events in our lives to pursue us and draw us back to Him. Isn’t that such a picture of the Gospel? These testimony stories are an amazing reminder of how much our God loves us and cherishes us. Not only does Billy gracefully tell us his story, but he inspires us with how much he has lived for Christ since the day he gave his life to Him again. God has worked in Billy’s life and through his story to bring people of all ages closer to Him. Myself included. I pray this story blesses you as much as it has blessed me!