A few years ago, one of my brothers got hit by a skytrain in Vancouver, BC. Somehow, he ended up falling into the train tracks and getting hit by a coming train, which dragged him 8 ft before it stopped. By the time the ambulance got to him, they expected to find him dead. His skull had been greatly damaged; his leg and of course all around his body.
It was on a Sunday morning, as we were getting ready to go to church that I received the phone call with such tragic news. When I got off the phone, I called the church and asked them to pray. I then handed Pitana our first born who was almost 2 yrs and excused myself to go pray. I didn’t know how to pray, but I thank God for the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:26 ESV “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”) So I started to pray in tongues or in the Holy Spirit as Apostle Paul put it. I groaned so loud that our neighbors came knocking at the door. Pitana answered and let them know that I was crying out to God because my brother was near death. I didn’t care who heard. I was interceding that his life be spared. I did not stop crying out until I had the assurance in my spirit that my prayer had been answered. Peace flooded me and I lay down on the floor for a while, exhausted (Prayer can be hard work). When I regained strength, we headed to the hospital where we found him in a coma. The doctors had said that they didn’t think he will make it and that it was already a wonder that he had stayed alive that long. I told them he would come out of that coma and that they should be ready with the next step of care. Sure enough, on the third day, he came out of the coma. Hallelujah!! And miraculously, on the 7th day he was released from the hospital with only a minor leg injury! The doctors could not believe what they were seeing, but this is our God- our miracle working God- the giver of life. Praise be to His Holy name. Hallelujah!