BEAVERTON, OR—When worship leader Brad “Hotbox” Jackson found himself in the uncomfortable predicament of being unable to fit into his size 30 Levi 513 skinny jeans Sunday morning, the guitarist-vocalist reportedly invoked God’s promise in Philippians 4:13 that he could do all things through Christ who strengthens him, “including squeeze into pants that are three sizes too small.”
“Father God, I just come before you now, Father God,” Jackson reportedly prayed in his prayer closet, which doubles as a walk-in closet full of the latest designer clothes.
“And I just ask you now, Father God, to help me to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Please, God, let me just squeeze into these ultra-slim puppies, just this once, so I can glorify you at the worship experience today, Lord God.”
Jackson later reported that after reciting the magic words from the fourth chapter of Philippians, a miracle happened, and he was able to slip into the jeans “as though they were actually my size.”
“God won’t give us more than we can handle,” Jackson told his wife with a smile as they got in their Mini Cooper to head to church, according to sources. “But can you drive? I don’t think I can bend my knees to operate the pedals correctly.”