Dustin Hoffman went three days without sleep to prepare for a scene in Marathon Man. Meryl Streep learned Polish and German for Sophie’s Choice. Christian Bale lost 60 pounds to play an emaciated insomniac in The Machinist. Jamie Foxx glued his eyes shut to play Ray Charles. And Leonardo DiCaprio slept in an animal carcass while filming The Revenant.
Not to be done, the Son of God went much further.
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).
“God made him who knew no sin to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
You can find lasting sobriety with the power and presence of the one who left heaven to take on the role of common man. He knows where you’ve been and can take you where you need to go.
Recovery Step: You can find recovery, but you can’t find it on your own. That’s where Jesus comes in.