Testimony of God's Goodness #5: Jury Duty Saved a Life
Mon Jul 09, 12 9:30 am
NOTE: This is #5 in a countdown of the top 5 most amazing stories from my experience in Mission Hot Springs. See the previous blog post below for the original message.
This account is a unique one that kind of ended our experience at Mission Hot Springs (MHS) with a bang.
At the beginning of the week, a man in his upper sixties (perhaps) wasn't sure if he'd be able to be involved in MHS because he had been called in for jury duty.
He was eager to be involved in the work of the Lord, so Hot Springs Baptist was praying that he would be relieved from jury duty in order to serve on the transportation team of MHS.
Monday morning, he reported for duty, and his name was not on the list! Praise the Lord!
With great joy, he served in transportation and other capacities throughout the week.
On Sunday morning, during the report service after MHS had "ended," he was asked to tell his story from the week, since he had unexpectedly been able to be involved with MHS.
As he stood on the stage in front of almost a thousand people, waiting to tell his story, he suddenly fell to the ground with a thud. Emergency responders within the church rushed to his side. His heart had stopped. For two minutes, they worked to revive his heart. After CPR and the use of a defribillator, his heart was revived. Praise the Lord!
Now, not to get too much into the "what ifs" of life, but...
What if he had not been called for jury duty...
What if he had not been released from jury duty...
What if he had not been standing on the stage when his heart stopped...
What if he had been slumped in a seat, or by himself in another room, and those two precious minutes went by without notice...
This is just one unique way we saw God at work. After singing, testimonies from the week, and this man dropping "dead," two people were saved, and two more asked to talk with someone about eternity. Praise the Lord!
Stay tuned for the next 4 top stories from Mission Hot Springs!