Brian Welch . . . Redeemed Rocker

Personal stories have impact. I heard one yesterday . . . visible flesh scrolled with tattoos, hair hanging in beaded strings, a man leaned his thin body into the camera and described his descent into a drug-induced hell.

A slave to drugs, alcohol and sex, he sank deeper and deeper until his feet became shackled to the bottom of a hopeless pit. His cry rose up to God – HELP. When wealthy rockers cry for help, an army of admirers run to their aid . . . but this man needed supernatural help, not human help.

I’d never heard of Brian Welch until yesterday. But a generation younger than I am, know him well. He was lead singer and guitarist with rock group, Korn. His redemption is an out-of-the-depths story. As you listen to him, give thanks to the Lord that no one is out of His reach . . . no one.

 Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.


About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:
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