Sunday, April 5, 2009

It Changed Everything

It’s amazing, miraculous, powerful and altogether marvelous.
Six months ago I posted an emergency prayer request for 23 year old Cody, a friend of our son’s who had been in a tragic motorcycle accident and was hovering between life and death. He desperately needed a second chance at life because he had put Jesus off like so many young people do… thinking he would have his fun and then get serious about God.

His life was spared and with a lot of physical rehabilitation he was able to go home about 6 weeks ago. However, his brain had not healed as well as his body and his mental functioning remained impaired in pretty major ways.

This week, according to Cody's own description, God came and touched him. He described it was like being awakened from a really bad dream that he had been trapped in. Darkness became light as his muddled brain became clear and focused. He states, “I’ve never been religious, but God has done something so big for me that I want to live different now that I have a second chance."

Thank you to all of you who prayed. Prayer changes things. The report may be dire, BUT GOD can do anything. Some things we’ll never know this side of heaven, but there’s one thing I’m sure of…

A Savior came, took the blame and changed EVERYTHING!

12 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Powerful! What a perfect, poignant testimony at such a time a year as this. He does all things well!

Kathleen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful story.

So glad you stopped by my blog.
Don't forget to stop by again. I am going to have a "card box" giveaway every month. This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing, so if you visit several times and leave several comments, you will have a better chance to win. This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party, that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you link to my blog telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally, but TIME...has not permitted..but I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members and then there will be some fun blogs coming up from Disney World in May. I am so thankful for all my new friends.

Merrie said...

Praise the Lord! His goodness is overwhelming! Thank you for sharing.

God's girl said...

Praise God!

Linda said...

AMEN - what a wonderful testimony!

Brenda Leyland said...

What a beautiful story to cap off my already wonderful day! Thanks Bev for sharing it with us.

Saleslady371 said...

I rejoice in Cody's exciting conversion to Jesus! I had similar excitement today when I was contacted by a gal who lived with us 15 years ago. We shared our faith often in the year she was here. Today she found me on Facebook, and she told me that living with us helped her see the religious cult she was in and she has since left it and is free.

Praise Him!
Mary

Shelly W said...

Wow, Beverly, I have tears in my eyes reading this. What a wonderful story and a wonderful testament to our great, LIVING God who would call someone . . . anyone . . . out of literal darkness into light.

I'll savor this story this week as I contemplate the cross.

sara said...

that is so wonderful!!!

Greg C said...

What an awesome story. So many people wait and then never get the chance to change. Life is short.

Chatty Kelly said...

Woohoo! Praise God for his mercy. His the God of 2nd chances! Amen!

Melanie said...

What a great praise report!
Melanie@Bella~Mella