As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live......Ephesians 2:1
It is a fact that towards the end of my alcoholic lifestyle I was truly a Dead Man Walking. Lost and without purpose there seemed to be little hope that things could turn around. Surely someone who reads this can identify. Then, with the help of some wise and Godly men I found grace, forgiveness and meaning.
In Ephesians Chapter 2 of the New Testament we find a symphony of grace, we find a chapter filled with the music that brings our life song alive, and we find the key to a transformed way to walk about this earth. It is a gift given to us despite our bad intentions and many significant errors that forms us into God's workmanship which plays beautiful music for the rest of the world to listen to.
As it says "he destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility" which of course was the law that we could never follow without screwing up and was nailed to the cross where that grace was found. But looking into it a little deeper, my hostility toward everyone including God after returning from war was my personal barrier between he and I. He destroyed it by love, multiplied into grace.
The chapter goes on to say that His purpose was to make one good man out of the two (the old dysfunctional me & the new man of function) to make the one at peace through the cross. He did it, God did it, and he has made me a conductor of a symphony of music that ATB is now playing with some other talented grace filled musicians. .
Much better than a Dead Man Walking!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.