Yes, we’re back from our trip to New Mexico. I’ll post pics of the incredible vistas soon. But first, this story from a friend’s Christmas card. When I asked her permission to use it, she said it’s a story that’s meant to be shared. So here we go.
Her 12 year-old son was in a car accident with two other boys and the driver. The car was hit, flipped over once or twice, and the back passenger seats were completely torn off from the rest of the car. (Yeah. That’s a crazy bad accident.) The driver was not too bad off, but one of the boys was sadly killed and another was life flighted away with serious injuries. Amazingly, after lots of work done, he walked out of the hospital five days later, completely and fully recovered.
My friend’s son woke up in the grass 20 yards away from the crash, even though his seatbelt was still buckled in the car.
Yep, you read that right.
He remembers “the car swerving, the sound of scraping metal, a jolt through my whole body, and these really soft hands laying me in the grass.”
He got up without a scrape, bruise, shard of glass, piece of metal, grass stain, or dirt smudge. Also, his mom says that, to see the vehicle, there was no way to remove him without removing the other two boys, though they were still in the car.
Just want to let you ruminate on that miracle for a while. Clearly God has a plan for this young man.
Now for a little levity. I posted this picture on twitter and it got far more retweets and likes than anything I’ve posted, even a like from a New Hampshire state rep. I thought that was pretty cool.
My caption was “I pulled out the camera and he did this.”
Take care of yourselves in this new year, friends.
Do you have any miraculous stories to share?