Thursday, August 03, 2006

There Is Still Good In Him...

From BP News: ------------------------------------------------------------ TOW TRUCK DRIVER WITNESSES TO DARTH VADER -- For Steve Burdick, a tow truck driver in Syracuse, N.Y., the only thing out of the ordinary on a tow request July 22 was that the car was a $125,000 Ferrari -- something he had never towed before and didn’t even know how to hook up to his truck. But Burdick would soon learn he was towing Darth Vader, or at least the man who played Anakin Skywalker in the last two “Star Wars” movies. Hayden Christensen, a 25-year-old actor, was driving the Ferrari in Bullrun 2006, an elite cross-country tour from New York to Los Angeles, when the transmission broke down on Interstate 81 in Syracuse. “I just thought he had a rich daddy,” Burdick told The Syracuse Post-Standard. “I asked him what he does for a living and he said he was studying to become an actor, so I didn’t think much of it. I asked him if he knows Tom Cruise and he said he did.” During the 240-mile drive to Christensen’s hometown of Toronto, Canada, Burdick, a Christian, asked Christensen if he had given his life to the Lord. The actor told the driver he believed “people came from monkeys,” according to The Post-Standard. The two listened to cassettes by Christian motivational speaker Zig Ziglar called “A View from the Top,” and it wasn’t until they arrived at the border crossing that Burdick realized who Christensen was. “The girls at the border knew him,” he said. “Two of them got his autograph.... That’s when he told me about ‘Star Wars.’” Even though Christensen didn’t show much interest in the Gospel during the ride, Burdick told The Post-Standard he plans to send the actor a Zig Ziglar disc set. -------------------------------------------------------------- Is this not awesome? Let us pray that one day the Spirit will work in Christiansen's heart, and the still small voice of God will whisper to him, "Hayden, I am your Father."


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