Addiction and a Modern-day Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son (Biblical/Modern) painted by Liz Lemon Swindle
The Prodigal Son (Biblical/Modern) painted by Liz Lemon Swindle

I want you to meet a friend of mine. His name is Cam Roberts—he’s a modern-day prodigal son and his story will change your life.

A former drug addict with a crippling, twelve-year addiction to meth, Cam has come a long way down the road of recovery. In fact, his recovery story—and the unconditional love demonstrated by his parents—is so powerful, that it was painted by Liz Lemon Swindle, a famous artist.

Below is a beautiful, twenty-minute video detailing Cam’s descent into addiction and how he was able to fight his way out.

“I think what saved me,” says Cam “[is that] my parents loved me unconditionally. They never gave up on me.” In the video (and in other interviews I’ve had with him), Cam compares the unconditional love of his parents to the love that God has for each of us—a love that has the power to lift us out of our darkest struggles.

Please take twenty minutes to watch this incredible video of Cam’s story. You won’t regret it.




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