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.