Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Walking Miracle Part 1

As promised, here is part one of my husband Jeremy's miracle testimony in his own words.

My name is Jeremy Peters and this is my personal testimony to the saving, healing gospel of Jesus Christ.
In April of 1996, I was on a vacation sponsored by the company I was working for at the time. The first night we had what you might refer to as a "meet and greet". There was a lot of eating, socializing, drinking etc. In the time that followed I was really carried away with the party and intoxicated. What I didn't realize is that I was about to reap consequences for my sin. God's Word definitely warns against drunkenness (Ephesians 5:18). I'm very thankful today that He is a merciful, forgiving savior.
Later in the evening I was in one of the rooms of this large resort with a friend of mine. We were making plans to do some fishing later in the weekend, but at the time just about to leave and catch some of the nightlife at some local bars and clubs with others in the company. My friend and I had both wrestled in school and used to share some if our old techniques from time to time. So before leaving we started wrestling around just sort of jokingly. He maneuvered what's called a double-leg takedown on me, and I went backwards with a great deal of force stopping suddenly with tremendous impact. There was a solid oak-type chest set against the wall behind me, and my head and neck were just slammed into it. Needless to say there was no give on the part of the wall. I was instantly paralyzed and without any ability to breathe. At that moment my spine was fractured and displaced at the second and third vertebrae. (This is referred to as the Hangman's Fracture and in the majority of cases, results in death. This was the injury suffered by the actor Christopher Reeve.) My spinal cord was completely crushed; all of a sudden I was struggling with the feeling that I was about to die.

More coming soon...

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading more even though I've heard it before. What a testimony to the goodness of our Lord!!!