Christian singer Natalie Grant recently shared that her nephew who had been a heroin addict has come to faith in Christ, according to ChristianToday.com.
In a Facebook post Grant shares with her fans the “heartbreaking journey” her family has been on to help her nephew Christian and to tell him about Jesus.
Christian is currently serving time in prison, and Grant and her sister Jennifer recently visited him there. He has been drug-free for 20 months.
"I got to hear about the hope and comfort he's found in Jesus. I also got to hear how hard it is, how lonely he feels and the regret he carries. It was joy and sorrow, happiness and pain, smiles and tears," she writes.
Although Christian still has a couple more years to serve in prison, Grant says she is encouraged to see that he is taking responsibility for his actions and is seeking to grow in his faith.
Grant told her followers that Jesus’ love and grace can change anyone’s life for the better. "He receives, redeems and restores. And when He looks at us he doesn't see what we've done, he sees who we are: His children,” she said.
She also reminded fans that those who belong to Christ are not defined by what they have done:
"So many of you are defining yourselves by past mistakes and shame. But only let His grace define you. Tell yourself the truth - not the truth of what you've done, but the truth of what HE'S done for you. You are who HE says you are. Period," she said.
Publication date: July 29, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.