Roland Abante, a humble fisherman and delivery driver from the Philippines, recently exhibited the grace of God through his outstanding performance on America’s Got Talent. Overcoming apprehension and language barriers, Roland sang a powerful rendition of Michael Bolton’s ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, surprising and inspiring both the audience and judges.
Roland’s journey to the AGT stage demonstrates the Christian principles of courage, determination, and using one’s God-given talents for good. In the Bible, James 5:13 says, “Is any among you in trouble? Let him say prayers. Is anyone glad? Let him make a song of praise.” Roland’s performance was not only a manifestation of his own gladness but also served as a song of praise that brought joy to others. Despite his nervousness, he found strength in his talent and in doing so, inspired millions around the world.
During the audition, Roland’s initial anxiety disappeared as soon as the music began. His transformation from a nervous contestant to a confident performer showcased the ability of faith and music to overcome fear and self-doubt. As he continued to sing, Roland’s growing confidence was palpable, culminating in a well-deserved standing ovation from the entire room. The judges, including Simon Cowell, expressed their amazement and appreciation for Roland’s awe-inspiring audition, and he received four enthusiastic ‘yes’ votes, advancing him to the next round.
Howie Mandel even described Roland’s performance as a “life-changing moment”. This commentary reflects the Christian belief that when we use our God-given talents to serve others and glorify God, we can change lives and make a lasting impact on the world.
Roland’s story serves as a reminder that with faith, determination, and a willingness to share our gifts, we can overcome challenges and touch the hearts of others. The Bible teaches us to use our talents for the glory of God and the betterment of others, and Roland’s performance is a beautiful example of this teaching in action.
Let us be inspired by Roland’s courage and determination, and let his performance serve as a reminder to share our own talents with the world. May we all have the strength to overcome our fears and use our gifts to bring joy and inspiration to others.
Watch the video below to experience Roland’s awe-inspiring performance for yourself.