Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Unlikely Witness


Phil Robertson is a self-described “redneck” from Monroe, Louisiana.

About 40 years ago, he came up with a duck call that sounded better
than any other duck call.

Today, he has a multi-million dollar business employing his whole
family. That family is the subject of the number-one cable television
show called “Duck Dynasty.”

Mr. Robertson gives all the glory to God.

Each episode of Duck Dynasty ends with the entire family praying over a
meal. And, Phil is often asked to speak about his faith at game feeds and
churches. Video of his preaching available on the internet often draws
hundreds of thousands of views.

One of those recordings, titled “Deciding to Follow Jesus” is just Phil,
sitting on his porch, dressed in camouflage and sporting his trademark
beard, simply witnessing about how he came to follow Jesus. As I write
this, there have been 327,806 views of his testimony and thousands of
comments.

Two of those comments stuck with me:

“As an Atheist I really have to admire the fact that Phil can articulate his
position in a more respectful manner than 90% of the internet. Zero hate, zero
disrespect. I'd rather know Christians like Phil than some of the people calling
themselves Atheists.”

And:

"When God gets ready to shake America, He may not take the Ph.D. and the
D.D. God may choose a country boy … God may choose the man that no one
knows, a little nobody, to shake America for Jesus Christ in this day, and I pray
that He would!" —Billy Graham, 1949

Amen!

Today’s Praise

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame
the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame
the strong; God chose what is low and despised in
the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing
things that are, so that no human being might boast
in the presence of God. And because of Him you are
in Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God,
righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so
that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the
Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:27 - 31 (ESV)



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