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Christine Martin: Rescued by an Angel

Christine lost control of her car and wound up teetering over the edge of a bridge. She called out to God after which an angel appeared and moved her car to safety. Read Transcript


CHRISTINE MARTIN LIVED EVERY

GIRL'S DREAM, THE NEWEST

CLOTHES, THE COOLEST SHOES AND

MONEY TO BURN.

I WAS USED TO HAVING VERY,

VERY NICE THINGS, AND THINGS

ACTUALLY HAD A HOLD ON ME.

IT WAS A MATTER OF THE THING AND

THE HOME AND THE NICE CAR AND

THE COUNTRY CLUB OR THE YACHTS

OR DRIVING AROUND IN BEAUTIFUL

THINGS WITH YOUR WINDOWS DOWN SO

PEOPLE COULD SEE YOU.

BUT BEHIND THE COUNTRY CLUBS

AND PRIVILEGED LIFESTYLE,

CHRISTINE WAS LIVING A

NIGHTMARE.

THE MOLESTATION HAPPENED FROM

THE AGES FROM THREE TO 13, SO IT

HAPPENED A VERY LONG TIME OF MY

LIFE.

IT WAS FORCEFUL, NOT PLEASANT.

IT WAS REALLY EMBARRASSING AND

CONTINUAL, NONSTOP.

THE ABUSE CAME FROM NOT ONE,

BUT TWO MEN IN HER EXTENDED

FAMILY.

BUT CHRISTINE NEVER TOLD A SOUL.

I WAS THIS INNER KID INSIDE

SCREAMING, WANTING TO TELL

SOMEBODY, PLEASE, HELP ME.

BUT I WAS TOLD DO NOT SAY

ANYTHING, DO NOT TELL YOUR

PARENTS, NO ONE IS TO KNOW, THIS

IS OUR SECRET.

WHILE THE PHYSICAL ABUSE

EVENTUALLY STOPPED, THE

EMOTIONAL PAIN ONLY GOT WORSE.

I WAS VERY, VERY DAMAGED,

VERY HURTING, VERY BROKEN,

LONELY, INSIGNIFICANT.

I FELT LIKE NO ONE WANTED ME.

AND JUST WHEN SHE THOUGHT SHE

COULDN'T FEEL ANY LOWER, SHE WAS

RAPED AT A PARTY BY A STRANGER

WHEN SHE WAS 16.

I HAD HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING

DIRTY FEELING RELIVED ALL OVER

AGAIN IN THIS HORRIBLE DARK

STILLNESS JUST CAPTIVATED EVERY

PART OF ME.

I SAT IN THE SHOWER.

I MADE MYSELF BLEED.

I SCRUBBED

SO HARD AND SCRATCHED MY BODY.

I JUST WANTED TO GET EVERY PART

HE HAD TOUCHED OFF ME AND AWAY

FROM ME.

I TOLD ONE GIRLFRIEND AND SHE'S

LIKE, YOU BETTER KEEP IT QUIET,

YOU KNOW.

THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL AND YOUR

PARENTS AND YOU DON'T WANT TO

MAKE A FUSS.

SO I KEPT IT QUIET.

THEN HER FATHER LOST HIS

CONTRACTING BUSINESS.

SHE COULDN'T HIDE HER PAIN

BEHIND A LAVISH LIFESTYLE AND

USED OTHER THINGS, DRUGS,

ALCOHOL AND PROMISCUITY TO MASK

HER PAIN.

I DID NOT HAVE ANY VALUE FOR

MYSELF AS A WOMAN.

A BODY WAS JUST -- YOU KNOW,

THERE'S NO RESPECT FOR IT.

IT'S ALREADY BEEN TAKEN

ADVANTAGE OF IT, SO WHY DOES IT

MATTER TO GIVE IT AWAY.

I WOULD DO DRUGS EVERY SINGLE

WEEKEND.

I'D SMOKE POT, I WOULD GET HIGH,

I WOULD SKIP SCHOOL.

BUT ALL THAT CHANGED ONE DAY

WHEN SHE WAS 19.

SHE HAD BEEN JOYRIDING WITH A

FRIEND.

I LOST CONTROL OF MY CAR AND

MY CAR HAD SPUN IN 360s FOR

ABOUT 50 YARDS.

AND I REMEMBER MY CAR TEETERING

OVER THE EDGE OF THE BRIDGE.

I THOUGHT, OH, MY GOD, I'M GOING

TO DIE WITH THE FISH.

I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT CLOTHES,

PEOPLE, FAMILY.

I CRIED OUT AND SAID, DEAR GOD,

PLEASE RESCUE ME.

THAT'S ALL I REMEMBER UTTERING.

I REMEMBER AS MY CAR WAS ON FIRE

TEETERING OVER THIS BRIDGE A

HUGE -- I KNOW IT WAS AN ANGELIC

PRESENCE, ABOUT FIVE STORIES

TALL, MASSIVE, WIDE IN STATURE.

JUST STRONG AND GRAY.

LOOK TOOK MY CAR.

IT WAS LIKE THESE HANDS ALMOST

SWOOPPED DOWN LIKE THIS AND TOOK

MY CAR AND TEETERED IT RIGHT OFF

THE BRIDGE ONTO THE GRASS.

MY CAR DOOR FLUNG OPEN AND I

JUST REMEMBER ROLLING OUT AND

LAYING ON THE GRASS.

WHILE SHE WAS THERE, SHE

THOUGHT ABOUT THE ANGEL THAT SET

HER CAR TO SAFETY.

THEN SHE REMEMBERED GOING TO

CHURCH AS A CHILD AND KNEW IT

WAS FINALLY TIME TO GIVE HER

HEART TO JESUS.

AND THERE WAS THIS UNCOMMON

PEACE THAT I HAD NOT EVER KNOWN

THAT HAD COME OVER MY BODY AND

SWEPT OVER MY SOUL.

AND I FELT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

MY LIFE THAT I WAS VALUABLE,

THAT SOMEONE CARED ABOUT THIS

GIRL, THAT I WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

AND THAT DAY RADICALLY

TRANSFORMED MY LIFE AND IT'S

LIKE I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS

JESUS THAT EVERYONE HAD TALKED

ABOUT BUT I HAD NEVER KNOWN.

HE BECAME SO REAL TO ME ON THAT

PARTICULAR DAY, JUST AS REAL AS

I'M TALKING ABOUT HIM NOW, THAT

I KNEW THAT ALL THE PAIN AND OF

THE TRAGEDY AND EVERYTHING THAT

I HAD GONE THROUGH, YOU KNOW,

MAYBE WAS NOT IN VEIN BECAUS IN VAIN BEC AUSE AT

19 THERE WAS A PURPOSE FOR MY

LIFE.

I WASN'T GOING TO BE SOME

WASHED-UP DRUGGY USING PEOPLE.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND LOVE TO

SHARE WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE IN

THEIR LIFE.

MY LIFE IS AMAZING.

JESUS HAS BECOME LITERALLY MY

FRIEND.

HE'S SO REAL TO ME.

HE IS THE FIBER OF WHY I DO WHAT

I DO, WHY I BREATHE, WHY I LIVE,

WHY I EXIST.

IT IS ALL BECAUSE GOD SHOWED ME

GRACE.

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