What do they call it when you get up in front of everyone at church and share the story of when you first accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Isn't it called sharing your epiphany? Well, Dan just shared his with me and boy, is it a doozy.
When he was 10 years old he was angry at his father because he didn't get what he wanted for his birthday, and he was outside throwing a baseball in the air thinking of how angry he was, until he realized that his father worked two jobs and he had 6 siblings and he became grateful for everything his father provided. At that moment he heard God's voice say, "Because of your love for your father I am going to use you in the final battle of armageddon." (This led Dan to create a mosaic recently of the battle of Armageddon, using fish tank pebbles.)
15 years later he was living a party lifestyle, getting drunk all the time, and was tired of feeling that life was pointless. One night when he was drunk and laying on a rug beating his fists into the floor because he was angry about his uselessness, two hooded angels came, picked him up, and threw him into a chair, making him immediately sober. They spoke to him through a LONG poem, which he wrote down that night and recited to me perfectly today, word for word.
Not long after that he was with a bunch of friends all smoking pot and getting high on a mountain, and Dan left them to climb higher up the mountain. He got stuck and fell off the mountain but God saved him because he slowly fell and landed on his butt in the middle of his circle of friends, much to their stoned amazement. (Folks, I can't make this up.)
After sharing these mind-blowing statements he preached to me a little, saying that Jesus Christ really is the answer to everything, and then thanked me for allowing him to share with me.
The best part of this? An electrician was here this morning and overheard the whole thing, and his face was PRICELESS.