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Johnny's Testimony: It's Not What You Do With Your Life--It's How You Do It That Counts!
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sunday, December 14, 2003

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Johnny shares his testimony.

I have every reason in the world to be grateful.

You see, I have a family who loves me and takes very good care of me, I have a lot of good friends, I have very good doctors who take special care for me and ensure that I have hope for the future, and I also have the love and Saving Grace of a very Special Saviour who died on the Cross for my sins. Because of Jesus Christ, I am now saved, and because of that, I am now guaranteed to go to Heaven, where I then can become an angel and get my wings!

Oh, I know you see that I am disabled--crippled, handicapped; whatever you want to call it, it's all just the same--and that because of it, I am in a wheelchair and wear braces on my legs and have weakened muscles. I also have breathing problems that cause me to have to wear oxygen a lot of the time, and I also have seizures where I black out and fall to the floor, where I then start twitching uncontrollably; but even with all that is "wrong" with me, I am still a very active and a very happy little boy. You see, it's because of Jesus Christ. He is the One who has blessed my life so abundantly, and He is the One who saved me so I could go to Heaven when I die. I also have a very happy family life; and I have a family who doesn't mind taking care of me. They also don't feel sorry for me, and they make it a point to include me in a lot of different things; and it is because of my family that I have seen a lot of America and got to meet many interesting people and do many exciting things.

My name is Johnny, and even from the start, I have had to struggle in my life; but I refuse to let my problems get the best of me. I figure, if I can't do nothing about what I have to go through, then all I CAN do, is go through whatever trials I may face, and realize that no matter how bad things may seem, Jesus will get me through these trials and He is always there, even when I feel that He is NOT. He loves me too much, and He doesn't like me to hurt or be sad; and so this is why I am not scared when I am sick or in the hospital because I know for a fact that He IS there, with me, as close as I am to you now. Oh, I may not SEE Him, as you see me here now, but I KNOW He is there because I feel His Presence; and that is always a great source of comfort and strength for me. And I also know that if I don't get healed here on earth of my health problems, I WILL be healed when I get to Heaven, and when I DO get to Heaven, I will get a new body, and I will be a new creature; and I will be able to run, leap, and walk, three things I am not able to do very well here now on this earth. Either way, I am guaranteed a Healing from Jesus, and I am REALLY looking forward to THAT! I am also looking forward to getting my wings; and then I can become an angel!

If anything, being a Christian has taught me patience and also not to worry about things because no matter WHAT I may go through, God is ALWAYS in control, and He will NEVER, EVER let His Children down! Even Christians have problems; they have problems, too, just like anyone else does; but the ONLY difference is the fact that Christians have HOPE and FAITH in knowing that their future is bright and safe in the Hands of Jesus; and no matter WHAT they may have happen to them in life, Jesus AND his Father, God, are ALWAYS there for them! I have been a Christian for two years now, and my life has been made so much better because OF it! I have the blessed assurance of getting Healed by Jesus Himself when I go to Heaven, and I don't have to worry about going to Hell because I accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour; and as long as I have breath in my body, I am going to keep on praising and thanking Him for His Saving Grace and Mercy on me and my life!

While there may not be a cure for muscular dystrophy (muscular dystrophy is the reason why I am in a wheelchair a lot of the time) or other neuromuscular diseases in my lifetime, I can, at least, have SOME treatments that may allow me to live longer than a few years at best--doctors don't think I will live beyond the age of 13--, and while that DOES make me sad at times, I am not scared of dying because of my knowing Jesus as my Personal Saviour; and the worst thing that can happen is see His Face when I DO get to Heaven, which sounds pretty good to me, the more I think about it! At least I won't see Satan; I wouldn't want to see that guy's ugly face if someone paid me a million dollars! At least I made the right decision in choosing Jesus, and because of it, it is HIS Face that I will see when I DO die! And believe me, I am really looking forward to it because I then can get my Healing; and I will be, at long last, a normal little boy who can walk, run, jump, and leap around Heaven! Boy, what fun THAT is going to be!

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/15/2003
Inspiring write Karen1!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 12/14/2003
Excellent piece, very well done, and you take care of yourself and get feeling better, you too Karla, I know how that was I had the virus and then Mary and Mom, Tom and now Sean has caught it, Mikey, Fran Angelic and the kids caught it too...
God Bless
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell 12/14/2003
Amen, Johnny! Excellent write, Karen! {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 12/14/2003
Inspirational,yes! Didn't you already
write something like this? Thanks for
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/14/2003
Something all of us hope to see. Another inspiring tale. Well done
Love and hugs george
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/14/2003

an amazing testimonial--BRAVA, well written and well done :)

(((HUGS))) and love,


powerful and thought provoking, very inspirational!

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