On today's Footsteps, Juan Marcos Neira of Radio Trans Mundial-Colombia tells the story of a cocaine grower and dealer who was totally transformed by the power of the Gospel. Not only did he come to Christ as a result of listening to TWR, he now serves as a pastor! We should not be surprised. Following Jesus is far more attractive than anything this world has to offer. Augustine put it this way:
"How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose and was now glad to reject! You drove them from me, You who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, You who are sweeter than all pleasure, though not to flesh and blood, You who outshine all light yet are hidden deeper than any secret in our hearts, You who surpass all honor though not in the eyes of men who see all honor in themselves. At last my mind was free from the gnawing anxieties of ambition and gain, from wallowing in filth and scratching the itching sore of lust. I began to talk to you freely, O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation."(1)
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1. Augustine, as quoted on Grace Quotes, accessed February 22, 2016, www.gracequotes.org.