McKellar, best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, was recently a guest on Candace Cameron Bure’s new podcast, where she expressed how grateful she is to Bure for helping her find God.
“Candace, I don’t wanna brush over the huge, huge impact that you’ve had on my life this year,” McKellar said, according to CBN News. “I don’t even know how to call that like friendship; it’s more than that. Because of you helping me to find my relationship with God and Jesus, it’s been like a revolution in my life. It’s been a revelation in my life.”
“You gave me this Bible that I read all the time, and I love it so much, and I go to church now, and I just, I talk to Jesus all the time every day,” she continued. “It’s unbelievable. And you were like my guide. You were just an angel in my life, and you still are. And I just wanna thank you for that publicly.”
Earlier this year, McKellar told her followers in an Instagram Live video that she had embarked on a relationship with God. At the time, she shared that she had reached out to Bure for some guidance.
“It all started one evening when I was struggling with the idea of forgiveness, and DM’d my good friend Candace Cameron Bure about a passage from the Bible she had read on her instastories, and then she sent me a Bible and invited me to church,” McKellar shared in April.
Despite growing up around religion, McKellar noted that she had only experienced the negative side of it.
“In my life, starting in childhood, I had been made aware of all the hypocrisy in the various religions of Christianity, it being used for evil, power, and control throughout history, and that had definitely biased me,” the actress shared.
But after encountering God, McKellar said things changed.
“I can tell you I’m experiencing a relationship with God and Jesus that I’ve never had before, and it feels miraculous,” she said.
During Bure’s podcast, McKellar shared that her Christmas wish for this year was for people to experience God like she did.
“I want people to feel the joy that I have found this year,” she explained. “I want people to feel that, and I want them to not feel alone. I want them to feel the Holy Spirit with them and feel that support and love and comfort.”
“That’s my wish right along with you,” Bure added. “Thank you for sharing your journey of faith, and I’m in prayer alongside you always and encouraging you to share that because there are moments of hope for people, and you don’t have to have it all together or know all the answers. You just have to take one step every day. I just love seeing it, and I’m just cheering you on along the way.”
Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.