The Spring of 1943 found Myra is a difficult way. Just a few weeks separated from enduring a rape, forty-one year old Myra now had an unwanted pregnancy to deal with.
Myra placed an ad in the newspapers asking for a Christian couple to adopt the child, and after Jim's birth in a charity ward in Houston, the boy had a new home. A Pastor and his wife from the Dallas area came forward to help.
Some years later, Myra re-entered Jim's life, and the boy was permitted to live with his natural mother again. They struggled, they were poor, and when a father entered the picture, he proved to be a brutal alcoholic. Jim was forced to protect his mother during a beating by threatening to shoot the abuser.
Thus, Jim returned to his adopted parents, and at age fourteen, Jim became a Christian, and his life was never the same.
Jim proved to be a man with a passion for Christ, and for three decades he preached to more folks in the USA and abroad than anyone, save Billy Graham.
In 1992, Jim changed the focus of his ministry from evangelism to feeding poor kids. Today, Jim's organization feeds over 450,000 hungry children every month in Africa.
God takes the ugly, the unloved, the violated, and He makes something beautiful from it.
Jim's mom had at first asked for an abortion due to the circumstances of the conception, now 450,000 children - this month alone - in Africa, are thankful that Jim's death did not happen.
Today, in America, abortionists kill thousands every day, it never ends, we now have a perpetual tax fed killing machine born out the callousness of our hearts.
They justify the misery by clinging to the rape or incest arguments, and yet these violations account for less than one tenth of one percent of all abortions.
And still, the modern left sees to it that the rapist is protected and shown mercy, and the child of rape killed. Backwards as usual for the social engineers.
But while governments and politicians spin webs of deceit and death, you do not have to follow.
God delights in taking what the intellectual inbreds reject. And when He does, God makes them look foolish.
Christ was not a community organizer, he was a soul organizer. People need to be right with God before their governments, or their politicians, will ever do what is right.
In whom will you trust during the storms of life? Government? Government wants to be your god and the politicians beg to be your own personal messiah to the god of government.
I would ask that you consider Jesus.
If you are hungry seek God, and you'll find food, you'll also find life and liberty. Seek government and you'll find servitude and slavery and death.
Rudyard Kipling warned of those who long to control us, by promising everyone, "...the brave new world begins. When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins..."
Christ has already paid the bill for sins. You can not, nor can any socialist government full of malignant charity.
Our days are full of immense challenges, as is our future. You each have an opportunity to decide where you will exercise faith.
What is and What Should Never Be - Released on Led Zepplein II - 1969