I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love. Praise the Lord, his love is just as real today as it was 2,000 years ago. His blood is just as powerful as the day it spilled on the old rugged cross and touched the level ground of a hill called Golgotha.
In aÂ revival with Bro. Rusty Akers, an evangelist from a neighboring church,Â he preached a message titled, â€œMake this Valley Full of Ditches.â€ When he called for the altars to be filled a potential miracle walked down the aisle.
Lydia is a young woman who started coming to our church a few months ago. She has Hepatitis C, a disease caused by abusing her body with alcohol. Bro. Fuller, our pastor, told the story last night of when she first started coming to church. â€œShe visited one Sunday morning and after the service was over I went back to talk with her. I told her I was glad she was here and to come back. Her reply was, “I won’t be back.” I just told her I’d see her when she did come back. But she kept coming back.â€ Bro. Fuller said, â€œThis thing will get a hold of you if you stick around long enough.
The nextÂ night this thing got a hold on Lydia. She walked the aisle after Bro. Akers’ message. She raised her hands to heaven while kneeling at a Pentecostal altar and received the Holy Ghost.
The same blood that spilled on the cross so many years ago covered my sins, covered Lydia’s sins, and will cover the sins of all those who will call upon the name of the Lord. I call that hope!
Cheryl Orten is a member of Star of Bethlehem Apostolic church in Ilsley, Ky where Bro. Monty Fuller is the Pastor.