Sunday, April 09, 2006

The power show!!

Derrick and the guys had another power show. So we gathered the kids all up and through them into the car and headed out. We ended up taking Detrix, and 3 of his friends. We had to take two cars! We brought 9 people total! The boys were all amazed and in awww. Derrick wanted to try to break his own record of 11 bricks on each arm, so he did 12 on each arm! He broke through all but 3 of the bricks.

Here is my brother J, Derrick and the crew called him up on stage to break some handcuffs. J ofcourse had no idea that they were going to call him up on stage. So he was a bit suprised and taken back. Ofcourse when you are called onstage your adrenaline starts pumping and you get excited and all juiced up! So him and Jimmy went toe to toe and then hand cuffs were RELEASED. Not once, not twice but THREE times RELEASED. These are REAL, police issued handcuffs, if you have ever tried to get them to release, well they DON'T, EVER. So this is quite a feat, to have it happen 3 times. Power of God was all over the place!
Let me give you a bit of background on J, we hadn't really seen each other in a while, off and on for 21 years. But lately we had started talking and seeing each other, almost every week. J has been in to photography and wanted to take some photos of Derrick breaking stuff cuz he thought it was cool. So he went to go take pics of Derrick and the crew.... little did he know what God had in store for him!! You can't change what has happened in the past, so even though J and I are still getting to know one another as brother and sister I am happy for him and what he is doing and changing in his life. Sometimes you don't always make the best decisions and well you pay consequences for those actions, but other times you start making good choices, and good things come from good choices! I am proud of J for for what he is doing, he has some obstacles ahead of him, but he overcoming those. He had a great time onstage, and was shown just a little of the power of God, wait until he sees what else God will do!


Cagle Clan said...

What an awesome, awesome story Em. God sees your brother as He created him to be....which is free, redeemed, and restored. How beautiful, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Bloggin POPO said...

That is such a great story and a sign that God loves him regardless. I encourage him to look in the mirror and see what God sees, not what he sees based on his past. God sees him as a man with a plan and a destiny and a purpose. That's what he needs to see. God is good. - John

Anonymous said...

This was an awesome show! And the Lord truly works in every life! We have enjoyed meeting and hanging out with your brother and we are so happy!

The Riley's said...

After talking to you on Sat night, then Seeing J on Sunday.. I could feel the Holy Spirit. I think it is awesome what God is doing with both you and J.. We talked not that long ago about Restoration. I see Gods loving hands on this situation. Yeah! I still get goose bumps thinking about it!... Love Ya!

Our GOD is a Awesome GOD!