Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thess. 5:18)
Ten-year-old Willie Myrick is one of my heroes. Willie was kidnapped from his home in Atlanta by a knife-wielding assailant. His kidnapper placed a ten-dollar bill as “bait” at the foot of a tree near Willie’s driveway. When the curious youngster reached down to pick it up, the man came from behind the tree, forced Willie into the car and began to drive.
Speeding across town with the little boy in the back seat, the man spewed profanity and threats. The frightened ten year old decided to sing. And not just any song–Willie began to sing his favorite worship song, “Every Praise.” When Willie was later asked why he sang this particular song, he answered, “Well, because I knew that Jesus was gonna be with me and he was gonna take me through the steps of getting out!” Continue reading