Willie Myrick was born to an atheist family but has been raised by his godmother, Codetta Bateman. She has raised him in the church and goes every Sunday.
According to SoShareThis:
“Faith is important to this house and believing in God is important,” Codetta said. But neither of them knew just how important Willie’s faith would become.
While Willie was out in his front yard in Atlanta, Georgia, a man drove up, grabbed the young boy, and threw him into the back of his car. Willie was obviously frightened, but his fear quickly turned to faith as he trusted God to help him in this terrifying situation.
Willie’s captor told him he didn’t want to hear a word from him, “So I didn’t say nothin’,” Willie recalled later. But he did start singing – a gospel song called “Every Praise,” the chorus of which goes:
God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is
As Willie sang, his abductor cursed at him and told him to shut up, but the young boy didn’t let up for three hours. Eventually, unable to take it anymore, the man stopped the car and told Willie to get out.
Willie ran to a nearby home and asked someone there to call his godmother. Police, who had already been canvassing the city looking for the boy, quickly came and picked him up. They say the song saved his life.
“It really doesn’t matter to me as long as I still have Jesus and he’s still working and doing his magic,” Willie said. “Well, it’s not magic. It’s just power.”
Willie showed incredible faith and strength during his horrific ordeal. Most people would have done what their captor told them without hesitation for fear of being hurt or even killed but not Willie. Share this story with so Willie’s story can be heard. It may just save another person’s life.