All of us go through moments that shape who we are and redefine our convictions. It is by God’s grace and mercy that we can continually grow in our understanding, and have the chance to live again through Christ. Our lives on earth are fraught with many trials. But our faith teaches us that that when we overcome them, we not only live eternally with our heavenly father, but we can learn the secret of enjoying our lives in the here and now.
The Forever Alive Vlog Series, produced by James “Antidote Musiq” Findlay, features stories of six disciples who take us on a journey through their life experiences and the impact it had on their faith.
In the fifth episode of Antidote’s “Forever Alive Vlog,” Ed Diego shares vulnerably about the difficult circumstances he faced at an extremely young age. Moving from foster homes, to group homes, then eventually living on his own at 15-years-old in New York City, this video is a powerful tribute to God's faithfulness and to Ed’s determination, resilience, and faith in God.
Ed's story is an inspiring testimony of overcoming adversity, and making a personal decision not to give up or close the door on God, because he certainly has not closed the door on us. Ed's story encourages us to hold on, because God is still building our character, preparing our hearts to receive the perfect plan he has in store for our lives. It also serves as a reminder to always be kind. We never know what is going on in someone's life unless we ask.
To view the other episodes in this web series (and the final episode to be released in September 2016) please visit www.AntidoteMusiq.com.
Ed Diego was baptized in 2002 in the New York City Church of Christ, and now attends the Northern Virginia Church of Christ with his wife Margo and two children, Journey & Edward Jr. James “Antidote Musiq” Findlay was baptized as a teen in 1997 in the Annapolis Church of Christ, and now resides in the Washington DC area, and attends the DC Regional Christian Church with his wife Sherifa and daughter Layla.