After Tim Tebow made headlines in October for praying over a fan who had a seizure following his first Arizona Fall League baseball game, The Christian Post has learned that the fan rededicated his life to Christ just hours before his collapse and encounter with one of America’s notorious Christian athletes.
Arizona resident Brandon Berry had an MRI scan performed to check a tumor in his pituitary gland on Oct. 11. After talking with the doctor, Berry decided it would be best for him and his health if he got out of the house and went to see a baseball game that day.
In hopes of seeing prospects from his favorite MLB team, the Atlanta Braves, Berry, who originally hails from Hayesville, North Carolina, and suffers from frequent epileptic seizures, decided to go watch an Arizona Fall League game in Glendale. After sitting down in the stands on the third-base side near leftfield, Berry felt a tug on his heart.
“I got to the game and before the game actually started, I saw this guy in a Tim Tebow jersey. His name was Daniel. He was talking about God and how He has changed his life. It was a really heavy burden on me because I was really mad at God for all my health issues,” Berry told CP in a Monday phone interview.
“It put a burden on my heart because I have always thought I was saved. I had talked to him about Christ. I said, ‘Do you really believe that God helps people?’ He told me a story about his son, who has seizures too. I said we could pray and I rededicated my life to Jesus before the game started.”
Daniel Kelly, a former NFL scout and devout Christian, recalled in an interview with CP on Tuesday that Berry was sitting about two seats down from him and his wife, Samantha, when Berry overheard him telling a New York Times reporter about his faith in Christ.
Kelly explained that after his conversation with the reporter ended, Berry came up to him and asked how he could be sure that he was saved.
“That is the first time anything like that had ever happened to me in the years that I have been saved,” Kelly told CP. “I said, ‘Brandon, Scripture plainly tells us that no man comes to the Father unless he is brought.’ I said, ‘That is what is happening right now.’ I said, ‘If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved.'”
“I asked if he would like to pray with me to receive Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior to make sure that he is saved,” Kelly continued. “Right there, we both took off our ballcaps and joined hands. I just went ahead and led him in prayer. I said, ‘I confess with my heart that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Amen. In accordance with the Scripture in Romans 10:9, the Bible says that you are saved.'”
Following the prayer, Kelly told Berry that God has an amazing plan for his life and “He is going to give you a testimony that is really going to glorify Him.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post