An Encouraging Word
Lord's Gym Ministries Chaplain Kevin
Nick had relapsed.
Several months ago, he found himself back at the Queensgate Lord’s Gym with chaplain Kevin.
The two chatted for a bit.
“I appreciate you,” Nick told Kevin. “But you can’t save everybody.”
It was a heart piercing statement. Kevin’s first response was to ask if he could give Nick a hug.
As Kevin embraced his friend’s worn body Nick broke down in tears.
“You still have worth and are worth being loved,” Kevin whispered softly.
Kevin also told Nick that he is always welcome at Lord’s Gym.
Three weeks later when Nick returned to the gym, he was looking sober and seemed to be contemplating what to do next in his life. Kevin continued to affirm Nick of his value and the purpose he has in Christ.
During the gym’s devotional time Nick recommitted his life to Christ.
Mid-April, Kevin received and email from Nick. He was off the streets and living at his parents’ house. He told Kevin that his battle was just beginning but he was glad to fight another day.
“Words on this screen won’t ever be enough to tell you how truly grateful I am for you and your words of encouragement and wisdom,” Nick wrote. “Thank you brother, I love you.”
For Nick, Kevin was a source of life. Kevin looked at his situation and spoke worth and blessing over Nick in a great time of need. This is what our chaplains at Lord’s Gym Ministries do every day. Like Jesus, they speak life.
Jesus had a wonderful ability to meet and love a person wherever they were at. At the Lord’s Gym, we put into practice this beautiful action of Jesus every day to save lives – we speak and we show love.
Here’s how you can help us continue to speak life https://bit.ly/2FwRxCu.