Hitting Rock Bottom
He thought he cared about his kids and their mothers, but now he realizes he only did what was right for himself. Aaron notes, “After a lifetime of anger, disrespect, and hurting all the people I cared about, I wanted to stop and enjoy a family life with love. I had the right vision, but I was still living in the wrong.”
Aaron felt lost. And his family suffered. The addictions seemed only to grow. One day he finally hit rock bottom: Aaron hurt his 7-month-old son. The next day the police arrested him.
New Life in Christ
He confesses, “That was the hardest thing I ever went through.” Aaron says with clarity, “But that tragedy brought me to the Lord.” He continues, “When I got to prison, every cell had a Bible. I picked one up and never put it down. I read it and fell on my knees.”
Aaron asked Jesus Christ to be his Savior that day. He prayed that the Lord would save his son’s life. He says with a smile, “By the grace of God, my son is alive and healing. I promised God to only serve Him for the rest of my days.”
After beginning his life in Christ, Aaron worried about how his new faith would grow. God soon gave His answer. “I didn’t know how to keep being in God. But when I transferred here, God brought Project Philip Bible studies to this jail,” Aaron explains.
“Now, I can study to become more like Jesus and help others. Even though things are not perfect, and I’m not perfect, God is working in me. My life is His, and I know He will do what is best for me.”