After a few moments of wrestling with the idea of interrupting the pastor’s altar call, Carr built up the courage to do what he knew he was supposed to do: obey the Holy Spirit.
He stood up and asked the pastor for the microphone before delivering the message. With three hundred people up at the front of the church, a man stood up and pointed to himself.
“Is it you?” Carr asked him. Crying, the man said yes and came forward.
Carr began to tear up as he embraced the man in a hug and told him “how much Jesus loved him, how much I loved him, how much of a plan God has for his life.”
He prayed with the man and embraced him again before looking up to see his brother praying with a different young man.
Carr walked over to join them in the man’s “five-foot puddle of tears.” They prayed with him, and encouraged him with Truth and love.
The response from both men confirmed he’d heard correctly. Carr says the experience “was amazing,” but left him completely and utterly drained.
But the Holy Spirit wasn’t finished with him yet. As the quarterback made his way out to his vehicle, a third person approached him about suicide, again telling him, “That was me.”
Again, Carr embraced a total stranger and told him “I love you. Jesus loves you… Whatever you were thinking about doing tonight, don’t do that. God has allowed you to be here tonight to hear his message and to take a different path with your life.”
Carr says he’s never experienced something so amazing in his entire life, but knows the whole thing was a result of him simply saying “yes,” stepping out in faith and being obedient to the Lord.
“That is what your job is, and He will get the glory for it.”