Three Ways I Was Saved in One Day!
I always rode my motorcycle without a helmet. One Monday morning, I woke up with my employer’s words of caution ringing in my ears, “I don’t want to see you riding that motorcycle without a helmet.” For the first time, I listened and headed down the road. As I approached an intersection, the light turned yellow so I stopped. I put my foot down and remember the sensation of being pushed. I didn’t know what was happening, but I had been hit.
I realized I was lying on the ground and tried to take my helmet off. I heard someone say, “Lift up your head.” I tried to pull up and felt something brush my head before losing consciousness again.
I later learned as I was hit from behind, I was thrown into a bypassing SUV and landed in the intersection. The brush I felt was a passing truck that just missed me when I obeyed the voice to lift my head.
When I awoke in the hospital after six surgeries, seven blood transfusions, four breaks in my leg, and a shattered knee and ankle, my company’s chaplain was sitting in a chair beside me. As Chaplain Scott talked to me, I knew I needed to surrender my life. I felt the Lord say, “Son, I need to drive this car now.” I told Chaplain Scott, “I can’t do it by myself any more. Help me!” I will be forever grateful to Chaplain Scott for taking that time to lead me into personal relationship with Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
God saved me three ways that day! I am so thankful for:
- My company’s owner who loves his employees enough to care about their safety and consistently warned me to wear a helmet.
- The voice that told me to sit up.
- The forgiveness of Jesus Christ that saved my life for all eternity.
I know that this life is a race and without Him, I don’t know where I’d be.