By Michael Tidwell
The year is 1919 and a little boy by the name of William visits your church. He comes from a very poor, illiterate, non church going family. His family drinks and his dad is wanted by the law. He is an oddball in his family. Even his dad called him a sissy. William is a little rough around the edges. He has a temper that would fight a buzz saw. If he came to our church, would we write him off or show him and guide him with love and patience? That little boy is an example of Brother William Branham’s childhood.
Perhaps there is a reason that God sent us a prophet that grew up in a churchless, drinking environment. There are so many kids in this world because of poor decisions made by their parents, are not given a chance to succeed. If God allows such a child to cross your path, take a little time for them. God might use you to help change their destiny.
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16
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.