With so much attention being focused on Obama’s bad remarks about Christ and His people, many missed the one good thing. NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip stood before 4000 people and proclaimed the gospel.
During Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, NASCAR great Darrell Waltrip shared his Christian testimony with the thousands gathered, including Barack and Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama, stating that he thought he was once a pretty good person, but “good people” go to Hell without Christ.
Waltrip did not pound his fist. He did not preach a sermon. Darrell simply told the story of his life and conversion. Yet, he spoke with boldness and confidence. And though there were people from all over the world and representative from many different religions, Waltrip did not hesitate to speak the truth.
Waltrip said at one point:
“I thought I was a pretty good guy, but folks, let me tell you something. Good guys go to Hell,” he continued. “If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, if you don’t have a relationship [with Him], if He’s not the master of your life, if you’ve never gotten on your knees and asked Him to forgive you of your sins, [and] you’re just a pretty good guy or a pretty good gal, you’re going to go to Hell. Think about that. I did.”
And at another point:
“When the Lord comes into your life, you’re going to be different. You have to be different,” he declared to those gathered. “If He comes into your life and you’re not different, you better go back and try it again, because the Lord changes you.”
Remember, this is the same breakfast which the President and the Dalai Lama were in attendance. This was a bold stand for Christ in the face of disapproval. He did not shy away because people might not like what he had to say. He had to know that they would not. This is the kind of bravery needed from Christians if we are going to see our country return to what made her great. We are going to need men and women, when given the opportunity to speak the gospel.
Waltrip finished with this:
“The good news is, I’m not that way anymore,” Waltrip said, receiving applause. “[And like me], you’ve got to get off your high horse and get on your knees and ask for forgiveness. He’s waiting there for you.”
Oh that God would give all His people such boldness and simple faith. Waltrip did this because he believed what he was saying was what people need to hear. May God grant them the ears to hear and the eyes to see.