My friend Judy, who shared the story of her friend Rosa’s miraculous healing in an earlier post, has more such stories of divine intervention. This short but powerful story about her friend’s husband’s brush with death offers further evidence of the infinite power of prayer.
BACK FROM THE BRINK
I answered my cell phone one afternoon to hear the voice of my friend Krista sobbing, “Jeff’s just had a heart attack, and they’ve rushed him to the hospital.” Her husband, a top CEO in Seattle, had been in good health. “Please pray for him!” she cried uncontrollably. “I’m really scared.”
This humble, kind man had mentored and guided so many over the years and had helped hundreds of homeless and hopeless people find jobs. I loved him like a brother and Krista like a sister. After she and I had prayed together over the phone, I sat in meditation and asked God to watch over Jeff and bless him. With the loving confidence of a child asking her mother for something she knows is attainable, and with the unwavering conviction that God had complete control over this man’s life, I immersed myself in prayer.
Suddenly, a strong, intuitive feeling told me that Jeff was going to die on the operating table. From the depths of my soul, I silently beseeched God, “NO, NO, NO—don’t take him! Keep this man alive! He has too much to live for. He is not ready to go!” WIthout warning, my intensity and urgency vanished, giving way to serenity and peace.
At the point between the eyebrows, the center of God consciousness, I inwardly saw a clock that read 2:00 and sensed that the surgeon had just realized that Jeff was in more danger than he initially suspected. I saw Jeff being administered more anesthesia as the physician inserted two stents to make the walls of his heart stronger. Through the grace of God, I felt Jeff being energetically pulled back from death.
A few weeks later, after Jeff had returned home and was able to receive visitors, I told him what I had seen. Astonished, he replied, “After I had recovered, the doctor told me that I had suddenly taken a turn for the worse. It was right at 2:00 when he realized I was dying and he changed the course of my surgery. If not for your prayers, I know I would not be here today. I’ve always been an atheist, but your faith in God and this experience tells me there’s more to life than I thought there was.”
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Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
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