Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr delivered a powerful lesson about faith, God and obedience, revealing that he believes the holy spirit once inspired him to speak truth into the lives of three men who were near suicide.
In a video for Play4Him that was first released last year, but is once again making headlines, Carr said that the stunning moment came after he and his brother spoke at a church. It was during a subsequent altar call that Carr said he felt God sending him a message about at least one person who was in attendance at that event, The Christian Post reported.
“The holy spirit tells me someone in here is going to commit suicide unless you say something,” Carr said in the clip, which was published over the weekend by Holy Spirit Lifestyle page.
At first, Carr wasn’t sure if he wanted to make a proclamation in front of the church. After all, it would have been pretty awkward if he said something about suicide and then no one stood up or answered that proclamation.
In the end, though, the NFL star — who said he was working on being obedient to God each and every day — asked the pastor if he could say something, and he proceeded to make a bold proclamation before the congregation.
“For someone in here, it got so hard, to where you were going to end your life and kill yourself and commit suicide tonight,” he said. “I’m just here to tell you Jesus loves you, that I love you, and that he has a plan for your life.”
To Carr’s surprise, there were three men who acknowledged that they were experiencing suicidal thoughts. Carr said he encouraged them by talking about God’s love. It was an experience that he’ll surely never forget — and he used it to encourage others to “be faithful [to God] no matter what.”
“I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life,” he said. “All I was doing was being obedient.”
Watch Carr explain what unfolded below:
(H/T: Christian Post)