Billboard-topping country singer Jo Dee Messina says right before hitting “rock bottom” she received a visit from Jesus Christ.
In 2017, the singer with six No. 1 country singles was diagnosed with cancer. She also found herself with financial woes and was unable to tour due to her health. Adding to an already difficult season, Messina separated from her husband of 10 years, Chris Deffenbaugh, which left her a single mom to her two sons, Noah and Jonah.
Before she hit rock bottom, she said, Jesus Christ visited her.
“If you’ve walked my life in the last five years, it has not been a typical life. Not a lot of it goes out in press, which is great, because a lot of it’s painful, and a lot of it’s hurtful, and a lot of it’s scary,” Messina shared with PopCulture.com. “About five years ago, Jesus Christ walked onto my front porch and argued with me all day long. As real as I’m sitting in this seat, Jesus came to my front porch and he’s like, ‘She’s mine.’
“I was at an all time low. I was trying to sustain a career. I had a lifestyle and a family and everything, all on my own, and I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t. I was pulled way too thin and so, I was just standing on my porch one day, and Jesus Christ walked out and said, ‘She’s mine.’ I just knew it, in the middle of that, in the middle of my spirit and my soul, I’m like, ‘That’s Jesus.'”
Following the encounter, the country star ran next-door to her neighbor and asked for more information of the Christian messiah.
“I know the stories,” Messina explained. “I know the Christmas and Easter. He was born on Christmas, died on Easter. You know what I mean? But I didn’t know Him. Just having that intimate relationship with God, and I’ll sit here right in front of you and tell you He loves you more than you ever even imagine.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law