After a lifetime of living in denial of God, Australia’s former governor-general, Bill Hayden has given his life to Christ.
At the age of 85, Hayden was baptized at St. Mary’s Church near Brisbane on September 9.
The former atheist says that a period of time reflecting after his stroke and seeing the “selfless acts of compassion by Christians” over his lifetime led to his official decision.
Following his stroke 4 years ago, Hayden says he found there was “more to life than just me.”
“I had to make a dedication of myself for the good of others, before God,” he added. “I felt that strongly.”
The former governor-general also felt a “gnawing pain in [his] heart and soul about the meaning of life.”