Lacy Pigford

Lacy Pigford

Hillcrest Christian School | Wynndale Baptist Church

How I Came to Know Christ

I do not remember a time in my life not knowing about Jesus. I was raised attending church regularly, and I learned in school every day about the God of the universe and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I can remember praying with my mother every night before I went to sleep, and I always knew I was a sinner in need of a perfect gracious Savior. When I was eight years old, I attended Vacation Bible School at my church. One night, the preacher sat all of us children down and told us that if we believed in Jesus and the sacrifice He made for all of humanity, we should invite Him to come live in our hearts. Well, I believed that Jesus had long ago taken care of my sins, so I willingly asked Jesus into my heart that night so that I could spend eternity with Him. Since that summer, I have continued to grow in my walk with the Lord, and every day He has continued to pursue my heart.

Favorite Scripture

My favorite Bible verse is “My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever,” (Psalm 73:26). Chapter 73 of the Psalms is a prayer from a man who begins to feel that living for himself rather than for God would be much easier than going through the trials, pain, suffering, and persecution that Christians commonly face. After a bit of the man’s complaining, God reminds him that though he’s right about having to go through tough times, God will fulfill His promise of staying close to him during those trials. He convicts us of how much we need Him, and He provides us with His strength and forgiveness so that we remain in Him. The Holy Spirit continually puts this verse on my heart after I have tried taking the matters in my life into my own hands—only to fall short and get myself in trouble. God uses this verse to lovingly remind me that He is truly worthy to depend upon, and He is by far more than enough to cover where I fall short.

Future Plans

I believe the Lord has called me to be a nurse of some kind because of the desire He has given me to take care of people. Nursing will allow me to develop relationships with people daily, so I will be given ample opportunities to share my faith with my patients as I show them the love of Christ by serving their needs.