For several months, I had seen billboards for I AM SECOND here in Dallas and never knew what it was. A few weeks ago, my pastor Todd did a message on prayer and showed a powerful video of a woman sharing her story of the hardships she faced growing up, living on the streets, and eventually giving herself to prostitution. Our whole church was really moved by her story and at the end of the video, we found out that Karen was a part of I am Second. Not only that, Todd had invited her to be a part of our service. She talked with us about prayer and giving her life to Christ. It was really awesome to have Karen there.
Countless real-life stories fill the site of I am Second. There are people like Brian Welch formerly from Korn, Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), Joe Gibbs, Stephen Baldwin, Jason Castro (I just love the way his story was done) and more. It’s truly incredible to hear their stories and how God intervened in their life and how he wants to do the same in ours. His grace is for everyone to accept no matter where we’ve come from or what we’ve done. That’s exactly why Christ came- to free us from sin that ultimately chains us to bondage. Condemnation wasn’t the reason he came, but because of his love and grace alone towards all people. This is a message the world desperately needs to hear. I truly hate how this message has been distorted by “religion” and false teaching. It has clouded the truth that Christ will do everything it takes for us to know him and be set free from sin. He has no concern for religion but for a relationship. This reality has invaded my life and I can’t help but speak about it too.