Location: Brisbane, Australia
My travels through the Bible
View the Life of Christ in art form
Read my lifes journey as I travelled the long and hard road, untill I found and reached my destination.
THE ART MUST NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL OR FINANCIAL GAIN.
Chained But Not bound
My name is Dennis Parsons. This is my testimony about my life before and after I opened my heart and received the one and only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into my life.It was a life of wandering in the wilderness, a life of searching for love, for contentnent within. a life of uncertainty, not being able to find the answers to my emotional and physical suffering which was a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Then one day after 43 years I opened my heart to God. This is my travel journal about my rebellion agaianst Jesus Christ, now my savior; against my now christian brothers and sisters who praised and glorified His name.
I was born into a family that was torn apart through alcohol, lies and deceit. Around 4 years of age, my parents separated and I along with my brother and sister were pushed from foster home to foster home untill finally, we were placed into a Christian ophanage. Although those christians cared for us, the best way they knew how and spoke of gods love [ John3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.] I never grasped the significants of Christ's death, I failed to understand that He died for my sins because He loved me. I had never felt that embracing love, that close interaction that occurs between a father and a son, and I failed to reconize that love between myself and my father in heaven. Therefore, I grew up with hatred in my heart and It dominated my life. As a teenager I took that hatred and aggression onto the streets. I got involved with the physical world rather than the spiritual world of God.
I became mixed up in the darkert side of life; there were drugs and alcohol, they controlled my way of life, to feed that abuse, I broke and entered shops, stole cars and felt no compassion for those I stole from.I abused not only my own body [which is made in the image of Christ], but also, I abused many others through my thuggery as well. In those days I had no idea what wholesome love was all about.
[Romans 8;5-8 says, those who live according to their sinfull nature have their mind set on what that nature desires, but those who live in accordance with the spirit have there minds set on what the spirit desires, the mind of a sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the spirit is life and peace, the sinfull mind is hostile to God, it does not submit to Gods law, nor can it do so, those controlled by their sinfull naturs can not please God.]
Instead of looking to God for the answers to my loneliness, I allowed sin to dominate my life. At 21 years of age, I married for there was a child on the way, but again I failed to look to Jesus for guidance.Four years later I fell from a roof and broke my spine, severing my spinal chord, which confined me to a wheelchair.
My marrage broke up soon after, even though my wife and I took those vows [for better or worse.] I never understood the meaning and strength of those words. If I had led my family to Christ and recieved His love, He would have embraced our hearts in unity with His and I may still be married today.
For seventeen years I was chained to that wheelchair, I was physically and emotionally broken untill I opend my heart to God. After 17 years of much pain and suffering I was set free through the love and grace of God. I'm still chained to the wheelchair because of my injuries, but I'm not bound by it. When I opened my heart to God, He sent forth His one and only perfect Son, who took with Him to that cross on Calvary all my sins and all my emotional problems, and filled my heart with everlasting joy. I now thank the Lord for allowing my accident to happen, without it, I would not have opened my heart to Him.
In 1990 I turned to my Savior and Lord, and asked Him to forgive me for all my sins. He has not only forgiven me, but He has called me to serve him. I now reach out from my wheelchair with his love pulsating in my heart, to spread the gospell to all. he lifted me out of the Gutter and showed me the way to eternal life.
Through the leather art and carvings ,a gift God has given me since my accident, I will serve Him and proclaim His name to the world.
John3-3 says,"I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
In Romans: 6-23, God says,"For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." He will put peace and joy back in your heart just as He has done in mine.John: 14-6 says, Jesus is the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father [God] except through me [Jesus]. Jesus died on that cross not only for me but also for you. Jesus will set you free from the darkness and show you the eternal light.He took all the sins of the world upon His own shoulders and put them to death, and that includes your as well as mine.
If you turn to Jesus you will be set free, you will no longer be a slave to sin like I was.
Turn to Jesus and seek forgiveness and your sins will be forgiven. He will never leave you nor forsake you, that is His promise to all who come to Him.