Has there ever been a time when your faith was truly tested? Have you ever had something happen that was so scary that you were afraid God had abandoned you? When something terrifying happens to a loved one, it’s easy to jump to conclusions; shock takes control of our thoughts and we feel hopeless. But we must never lose sight of our faith because the Lord works in remarkable ways.
In this captivating story from Conservative Christian Voice , we experience the Lord’s unyielding benevolence as He saves a little boy’s life from tragedy.
Read the inspirational story below:
Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.
His 6-year-old grandson Mikey had been hit by a car while fishing with his dad. The father and son were near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph. Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like this and feared the worst.
When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital, he rushed through the emergency room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.
“Mikey, what happened?” Sheriff Marr asked.
Mikey replied, “Well, Papaw, I was fishin’ with Dad, and some lady runned me over, I flew into a mud puddle, and broke my fishin’ pole and I didn’t get to catch no fish!”
As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500 feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in the middle of a mud puddle. His only injuries were to his right femur bone which had broken in two places. Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the boy is fine. Since all the boy could talk about was that his fishing pole was broken, the Sheriff went out to Wal-mart and bought him a new one while he was in surgery so he could have it when he came out.
The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him company in the hospital. Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole and talked about when he could go fishing again as he cast into the trash can. When they were alone, Mikey matter-of-factly said, “Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?”
“Well,” the Sheriff replied, a little startled. “Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him in their hearts.”
“No,” said Mikey. “I mean Jesus is REALLY real.”
“What do you mean?” asked the Sheriff.
“I know he’s real ’cause I saw him,”said Mikey, still casting into the trash can.
“You did?” said the Sheriff.
“Yep,” said Mikey. “When that lady runned me over and broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms and laid me down in the mud puddle.”
GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS DOESN’T IT!?
This little boy had his whole world turned upside-down in a near death crisis, yet he never lost sight of Our Savior. Jesus is real. You can feel him in the beating of a heart and you can see him in the smiling eyes of a child. Although we experience grief and pain, we should never forget that God is there for us who have faith in Him.
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38).
Share this heart-warming story if you agree.