|Posted on August 12, 2015 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Today is "Miracle Day" - the anniversary date of my motorcycle wreck. It was a day that has changed my life and will always be remembered. I will remember it for God's faithfulness and peace, the loving support I had from friends and family, and my physical injuries. I am truly blessed.
On August 20, 2014 while riding my bike, I was hit from behind, run over, dragged across the asphalt, and pinned underneath the car. Now that the graphic part of the wreck is out of the way, let me tell you how faithful my God is (not was, but always IS).
Although I could not catch my breath, and honestly thought I was going to die, I uttered the name of Jesus and told him how thankful I was. I know you're thinking - thankful...what?! Even in the midst of my storm - literally in the midst - I couldn't think of anything else to tell him besides "I love You" and "thank you." You see, the name of Jesus really has power. It's not just a song we sing or a verse hidden in scripture. The name of Jesus is the power that heals the sick, gives sight to the blind, and makes the lame walk. It also is the power that gave me breath. Shortly after uttering the name of Jesus I found a breathing pattern. Don't get me wrong, it hurt and was not strong...but it was a breath.
I honestly believe that after speaking the name of Jesus that my body was healed while underneath that car. The extent of my injuries were a busted knee with a fractured tibia, fractured scapula (shoulder blade), a few cracked ribs, and numerous 2nd and 3rd degree burns from the car's engine. As bad as that sounds, let me mention that I was dragged across the asphalt by my helmet which got caught under the bumper. There is no way, without God's healing, that my neck, back, and other bones were not damaged. God is good. Even more impressive of my God is that every injury healed itself, without surgery.
One thing I could never get over as I watched my burns heal: out of dust God made the human body into being. With all of the body's complexities and ability to heal itself...it was all created from dust by the very hands of God.
I assure you, this is not the full testimony of God's goodness, nor a full picture of the physical injuries I endured. I don't want to dwell on the pain without telling of how God brought me out of it; how he saved me. This is an overview of God's healing power. Maybe another day I'll write of His peace during the wreck, His hope, His salvation, and His forgiveness.
Through this trial, I have been able to minister and share God's faithfulness and peace to doctors, nurses, and random people. When someone sees me bandaged, they ask. When they ask, I tell. It's been a wonderful way to share the story God has given me. I have given so many Encouragement Cans and scriptures to others that seem to have a hard time grasping my positive outlook.
God gave me life - eternal life - which is why I praise Him!
|Posted on October 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Something I have learned about the Encouragement Can: this is not a one-time use product. Ever since my mom gave me those 20 verses back in 2003, I have used them so many times. Heartbreak, tough decisions, hurting - both physically and emotionally...they never fail me. More importantly, the God who spoke the words has never failed me. Thank you Lord for continually using your Word for encouragement, stability, and certainty in my life. I pray the same happens for everyone who receives an Encouragement Can or Supplemental Scriptures.