I was on my way to my Psychology classes at a university when my hand slipped and instead of finding my favorite radio station I found myself listening to an elderly man preaching the gospel---at 7:30 in the morning, no less!
His voice was crotchety and rural and folksy. I had a good time for a while making private jokes about his accent. But thenÖI began to listen to what he was saying. He simply talked about Jesus. He talked about Jesus like an old friend. I wondered if it was possible to know the Lord in such a close and personal way.
The next morning I decided to listen a little more-maybe five minutes but thatís all! After all I was missing some really cool music.
There he was, Dr. J Vernon McGee again, with a voice that reminded me of Andy Griffith, Barney and Aunt Bee. Just good down home folks.
Again, he talked about Jesus and who he was and why God sent him to us. I decided to extend my listening time to ten minutes.
Then after a few mornings, I realized that I had listened to the whole program.
To make a long story short. I became born again listening to Dr. J. Vernon McGee as a Psychology student at a major secular university.
After a couple of years I decided to write Dr. McGee to tell him how his teaching had changed my life, and how now I have that same close relationship with Jesus.
Shock of all shocks. I was told that Dr. J. Vernon McGee had passed away. How could that be? He lead me in the Sinners Prayer!
Wow. Right then and there I began to thank God for tapes, television, the internet, radio, walkie talkies - the Pony Express-anything that sends God's word into the world.
Godís Word is alive whether we are in the body or out.
Thank you for your article on Dr. McGee. I think that there are countless numbers of us who have been touched by his teachings. Common sense, down to earth, tell it like it is...Dr. McGee has left a challenge for us. Get real, be real and tell, share and WRITE for the Lord.
Traci, it is always wonderful to hear testimonies about how others came to know Jesus. Yes, he is a personal friend, not only to preachers, but to all who hear and accept. The Holy Spirit was using that radio broadcast to get your attention. Thanks for sharing.