Raised from the Dead

"My life was a very sad, sad story of drug addiction and abuse."

Raised from the Dead

My name is Wendy. I am 49 years old. I have been in prison 4 times and jail so many times I cannot even count! My life was a very sad, sad story of drug addiction and abuse. My story is too familiar in today’s world. I was introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ when I was 35 years old in a jail church service. I accepted Christ as my Savior in April 2000. It was wonderful and I had all intentions of not repeating my old patterns upon my release.

But, after my release, I went back to my old patterns and back to the street. I really had no where else to go. On April 16, 2006 I got into a car at about 4 am with a man. I was drunk and high looking for more drugs. However, he had other things in mind for me. The man had a rope and knife under his seat. He drove me to a wooded field where he proceeded to stab and strangle me. I fought for my life that morning and lost. Someone heard me screaming and called the police. When the police arrived, I had been dead for 5 minutes. They resuscitated me and I came back to life! The best part was, the day I came back to life was EASTER! God raised me from the dead the day He raised His Son!!

Even though I had been raised from the dead, I was still traumatized and beaten beyond recognition and I just wanted to die. I felt like living became a big joke. A couple months later, I got into trouble again and went to prison for the last time. I made a very serious decision that I was going to change my life. I spent that 2 year sentence studying and reading God’s Word. Christ has changed me beyond my wildest dreams. Today, I am restored with my children and raising them in the admonition of the Lord. I am married to a godly man. I work at Chick-fil-A as a front counter Supervisor and have been there over 7 years. I recently received my Bachelors Degree to be a counselor and the Lord has given me access to volunteer at the same jail and prison that I had previously been in! You see, I couldn’t change me or heal me, but Christ can and He did!!

"You see, I couldn't change me or heal me, but Christ can and He did!!"

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