He stood at the front of the church and spoke into the microphone held out to him. At eighteen he had been in a severe accident. The hospital called his parents but told them not to rush over as he would be dead before they got there. Mom called the pastor to pray and get others to pray. Dad put the pedal to the metal as they did an hour’s travel in 20 min. When they arrived, their son was in surgery; they were told he wouldn’t make it, but on the slim chance he did, he would be in a vegetative state due to severe brain injury.
Lying in a bed in a coma after the surgery, he remembers his Mom yelling at him to squeeze her hand. Of course, no one disobeyed Momma! He drifted in and out of consciousness for several days. It took some months and many surgeries, but eventually he left the hospital for good. After some time he married his girlfriend, and they had four beautiful children together. That was a couple decades ago.
The doctor said he would be dead.
He is very much alive.
The doctor said his brain could not recover.
He has all his brain functions in use.
The doctor said he would never drive.
He has driven thousands of miles since then.
The doctor said he would never be strong again.
He takes part in a weight lifting group.
The doctor said he could never complete any schooling.
He achieved an engineering degree.
The doctor said a lot of other things were not possible.
God said differently.
With God, all things are possible. (Mat. 19:26)