In 2010 Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Leigh Ann Tuohy an otherwise normal mother who became part of an extraordinary story. The Blind Side chronicles a Christian family who took in a homeless young man and gave him the chance to reach his God-given potential and finish his education.
Michael Oher not only dodged the hopelessness of his dysfunctional inner-city upbringing but became the first-round NFL draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. At a recent fund-raiser, Sean Tuohy noted that the transformation of his family and Michael all started with two words. When they spotted Michael walking along the road on a cold November morning Leigh Ann Tuohy uttered two words that changed their world. She told Sean, “Turn around.” They turned the car around, put Michael in their warm vehicle, and ultimately adopted him into their family.
Those same two words can change anyone’s life. When we turn around, we change directions and begin an exciting new journey. Some may need to make an about-face concerning their disbelief in Christ, or it could be a Christian needs to turn around and reconsider the value of fervent prayer. Whatever your situation, a great story of wonderful change could be just two words away.
This Sunday we will explore the Story of a man who turned around and to receive a great blessing. A blessing that was not only a miracle for him but a sign for everyone that the words of Jesus Christ are indeed powerful.