Looking at this picture, you might just see a man with a snowplow. But Adam Westbury is far more than that. He is a man who’s been restored by God and given a purpose. And that snowplow is all a part of it!
It wasn’t always like this. There were many years where Adam’s life seemed void of God and purpose. In fact, he says,
“I'm not sure a lot of people would look at a life like mine and come up with the word blessed, but if you could see the whole picture in its totality you might understand."
At 18, Adam was put into a drug treatment program. By 28, he was in prison, serving a 10 year sentence for robbing a bank. But now, at 39, he is serving God!
With his checkered background, Adam had no choice but to rely on God to pave the way for his future. But God’s grace had washed him clean. And that kind of change doesn’t go unnoticed.
It certainly was a change that one of Adam’s old friends couldn’t help but notice.
“He saw beyond my past and recognized a true potential that only faith can serve. He took a chance on me and hired me on as a helper with his landscape company. It was the chance I needed to begin the work that I always felt I was called to do, help people."
It was only a few weeks later that a major winter storm hit the area.
As the snow covered the land in blankets of white, it was a beautiful reminder of how God’s grace had washed Adam’s soul clean. It was also just another part of God’s calling for Adam.
“Together [we] took to the streets in the spirit of altruism. It seemed at every turn there was someone in need, a school bus driver that couldn't get out, The Healing Place parking lot where my foundation of recovery began, CARITAS works parking lot where men discover new lives, countless people stuck in the snow of God's opportunity. How could one not be filled with the joy and playfulness of a child when the work we are doing isn't really work at all – it is a gift."
And so, while many were cozily snuggled inside their warm homes, Adam and his friend were out in the blasting winds of the blizzard, serving all those in need.
Adam’s touching story is truly an inspiration and a testament to the life-changing power of our Lord.
"To be in the position I am today is nothing short of miraculous. The demonstration that God has done in my life goes beyond reason. It goes beyond logic and understanding. It simply boils down to grace."
Be sure to share this story with someone in need of inspiration!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
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