Friday, October 21, 2011

31 Days of Joy: Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is a great example of someone who has joy despite the physical challenges he faces daily.  Nick was born without arms or legs, and because of that he struggled and questioned God for many years. He was angry at God for not giving him arms and legs, and he even wanted to end his life.

Nick finally surrendered his life to Christ at the age of 15 when he read John chapter 9 about a man who was blind from birth. Jesus said that the man was born blind, “so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” 

Through knowing Christ Nick has found the truth of who he is and why he is here.  He learned that God had a plan and a purpose for his life, and he has found peace through knowing Christ. He has learned to have great joy in being who God made him to be.

Nick says, “I thank God that He didn’t answer my prayer when I was begging Him for arms and legs at age 8… Because I have no arms and no legs He’s using me all around the world. And we’ve seen so far approximately, now this is conservative, 200,000 souls come to Jesus Christ for the very first time over the last 6, 7 years… I’d rather have no arms and legs temporarily here on earth to be able to reach someone else for Jesus Christ” (from an interview with Nick). 

Meet Nick Vujicic
(If you are reading this in an email you will need to click over to see the video.)

To learn more about Nick:

Watch this video of Nick’s story of growing up.

Watch this video that gives a glimpse into Nick’s daily life.

Listen to Nick speak here.

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