Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Miraculous Coincidence

If there’s one story that says that God can use music (and in this case rock music), than this is it. Although the story is accidentally cut off at the end, I think the story speaks for itself. (By the way, folks, "It Is Well" comes out today!!!)

Matt was addicted to alcohol 24/7. He had many family problems, because his family tried to persuade him that he needed help and he denied it. Because of this, he was isolated from just about every friendship that he had ever known. But Matt didn’t really care about this as much as his addiction to alcohol. Although Matt believed in God, he’d never given God enough thought to accept Him as his Savior. Matt said, “I didn't like the idea of putting my future in the hands of someone who was physically intangible.” Matt’s life was a mess, but he continued living in misery until the miraculous happened. When Matt was walking home from school, he found a Kutless CD on the ground. (The album was someone’s favorite songs put together on one CD.) The CD was unscratched, and looked to be brand new. “I had originally thought that this band was Emo, and that Kutless meant they cut themselves to relieve pain and inner-torture. So it caught my attention! I put it in my backpack and got home and put it in my CD player. The First song on there turned out to be Sea of Faces. I started listening, because it sounded good and was expecting some voice to come out screaming about how much life sucks. But instead, there was this soothing calm voice. I thought to myself, oh great, just the opposite of what I was expecting. But, aside from that...I started listening, and it literally described my life up until the Chorus, describing the Sacrifice Christ Jesus did for me. At that point, I turned it off. I didn't want to hear a Jesus Freak song, I wanted to hear something that could relate to what I was feeling. Interesting thing though, when I turned it off, it turned back on again!” Miraculously, the CD player had skipped two minutes of play time to play these words exclusively for Matt: "If only my one heart was all you'd gain from all it comes, well I know you would have still been a man, with a reason to willingly offer your life." Matt explained, “It was attractive and soothing. True and Complete Peace filled my heart. I was so confused, mainly from the fact that this all happened by chance. That I found this CD on my way home randomly, that my CD Player turned on by itself in the right place at the right time, that I felt a presence in my heart that gave me peace. “ What was the next song that came on? It was “Strong Tower” with these words: "when I'm stranded in the valley, and I'm tired and all alone, it seems like I've lost my way." Matt was very confused as to how this all happened by coincidence, so he decided to sit down for a minute at the nearest bus stop and take a break. By miraculous chance, there happened to be a lone Bible sitting next to him. Matt began to wonder how and why this was happening to him...

The answer is that God’s timing is always perfect! 2 Peter 2:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Then a few verses later in verse 15, “and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation--as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,” God wants every one of us to come to salvation, and He is patiently waiting for each of us to turn to Him. What a wonderful God we serve! (Last paragraph mine.)

6 comments:

  1. Great story! You know it's so true-- no multitudes of books could EVER contain all the amazing things Christ has done! :)

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  2. Oh, Jay, this is excellent! And it truly is inspiring, as well as encouraging! Thanks for posting this!

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  3. Wow! That is SO SO AWESOME! I am convinced that there are no accidents, no coincidences; to everything there is a purpose, and a time and a season under heaven.

    Thanks so much for posting this!

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  4. great story! so cool seeing the power of God at work through the gifts he's givin people. on a side note, the new kutless is incredible!! do yourself a favor and pick it up.

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  5. Hello everyone, and thanks for commenting!

    Mrs. Mecomber- You are right! God is so good, and his timing is so perfect!

    Miss Szymanksi- Glad you enjoyed! Your stories have been so inspirational to me, so I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

    The other alice- Perfectly said; I couldn't have said it better!!

    Bubba- Thanks so much for stopping by! I do plan on getting this album any day now, and I will definitely review it! Glad you liked the story as well!

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  6. That story is amazing! And I certainly agree with what Alice said.

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