By Michael Tidwell
A minister friend was sharing with me an experience he recently had. He was feeling a little down, when he received a phone call. It was from a man, whom he had crossed paths with in the mid 80’s. At that time, the man was a teenager and had just went through a difficult church situation. He had lost respect for ministers. My friend had advised him to get his eyes off of people and keep them fixated on Jesus. Honestly, my friend did not remember this particular conversation that took place almost thirty years ago. The man on the phone assured him that it had happened and that it had had a positive effect upon his life. But the story does not end there. Recently, this man had went through another terrible church situation that involved many families and young people. He had the opportunity to share the same advice to a group of young people that was affected. He told them the story of what had happened when he was a young man and how a older gentleman gave him the advice to keep his focus on Jesus. Who knew almost thirty years later that the advice given to him, would continue to be prevalent. Godly wisdom is perpetual and never out dated. Everything around us might change, but God’s word is eternal and can be applied to every situation in our life.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8
Michael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three beautiful children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.