Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, professionally known as Kim Atienza, is a Filipino television host, anchor, former politician, and a born-again Christian. You might know his name but have you heard his incredible testimony?
Kim grew up deeply rooted in faith.
“I grew up, like most of us religious people, with Jesus as best friend. I talked with Jesus, my best friend, all the time,” he said. “A best friend is someone you could run to. He’s also someone you could disobey or snub when you’re not in the mood. Friends always understand,” Kim added.
He always wanted to become a TV personality but was lead to politics because of his family’s background. After 12 years in politics, God answered the desires of his heart to have a career in TV.
It seemed like his life was going perfectly when suddenly, in August of 2010, Kim suffered a stroke. A few years, Kim again suffered from paralysis.
It was during his paralysis that he made a decision to commit his life with the Lord. His illness changed his perspective about God.
“It was on the morning of August 2013 that the motto of Ironman, ‘I Can,’ cannot apply. How can I do anything in my power when I cannot even move my fingers or wiggle my toes. It was at that moment that it dawned on me, Ironman’s motto can never apply because I was totally powerless and His grace is all I needed. His grace is enough. All else is bonus,” he said.
“I finally got it. Not I can, but He can. All my life, Jesus was my best friend. That morning, I realized that I needed Jesus not only as best friend, but also as Lord.”
Reference: ABS-CBN NEWS
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Rhoda Gayle wrote this article.