July 8, 2020
Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch on Blaze of Light | John Ashman on City Gate Network and our invisible neighbors
The Gospel comes to us in the form of a story. The story of a God who endures a suffering so great on behalf of His enemies that they – and history – are changed by HIs self sacrificial act.
The Gospel story is lived out over and over again in the life of each person who is transformed by it. We each become living testimonies and our redemption stories contain the power to awaken others around to the possibility of hope.
April 1, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of the battle that changed Green Beret medic Gary Beikirch’s life and earned him the military’s highest honor—the Medal of Honor. Today, he is one of only 69 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, and his remarkable story of going from the brokenness of battle to healing and hope is now being told in Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient by Marcus Brotherton.
Beikirch says, “My story is God’s story. This medal is not about me. This medal is about him. Without God’s grace, I wouldn’t have been able to survive Vietnam. Without his forgiveness in my life, I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself. Without his love, I wouldn’t have healed from my wounds. This medal is ultimately about him, and I wear it for his honor.”
Carmen has a candid conversation with Gary you don’t want to miss.
She also talks in this episode with John Ashman, President of City Gate Network about the realities of homelessness in America.