Saturday, June 15, 2019

New Creature

"If any man is in Christ he is a new creature..." 2 Corinthians 5:17

I love the story of Brian “Head” Welch of the super successful heavy metal band Korn. After founding the band in 1993, he left it in 2005, even if his band had multi-platinum albums and they were about to sign a 20 million dollar deal. He just felt like the biggest loser because he was struggling with addictions to alcohol and Meth and Xanax. But what he was most afraid of was ruining the life of his perfect “Shirley Temple” daughter the way he was screwing up his life. 

One day he found himself in church listening to a pastor in jeans. “Christ just wants to live inside of you. God is real. Speak with Him. All the bad stuff will fall away." It was exactly what Brian needed to hear. He got a Bible and started reading while he was high. He pleaded with God to help him, to free him from the pain, the addictions. "Please take these drugs from me!" He had been reading the Bible for a week, when he heard, "I love you." It was so real, it took over the high of the drugs. God convicted him of his sin and in 2 weeks, his addiction to drugs and alcohol was gone.

In 2013, he rejoined Korn after God called him back. He is able to see hare with people who would never listen to a pastor or priest about God’s love and forgiveness. Last year, he and his daughter Jennea came out with a documentary entitled, “Loud Kraft Love” about their roller coaster journey. Brian said of his daughter, “She’s an angel God sent into my world to wake me up. She raised me as I raised her. 

Yes indeed, Brian "Head" Welch, with his numerous tattoos, even one on his knuckles that reads "Jesus", is a new creation! And just like it says in 2 Corinthians 5:20, he is an ambassador for Christ where he is. We should be ambassadors for Jesus where we are! 

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