Wife's Prayers Bring Dead
Husband Back to Life
By Debbie White
The 700 Club
"It was heart-wrenching the night we were officially told David
was clinically brain-dead," says Linda Shublak about her husband Army Major
Linda and David had been married only six weeks. She adored her new life
as a bride. One morning David left their home for his usual morning run in
the Arizona desert.
While Linda wrote him a love note, sirens shrieked at in the distance. She
paused and prayed for the accident victim, not knowing she was praying for
David. A car going 55 miles per hour struck David while he jogged down a highway
on the small military post. Thrown 65 feet from the impact, he landed on his
head on the concrete.
the hospital, David underwent immediate treatment for severely broken legs
and a broken arm. He had facial and skull fractures. Twenty minutes into the
surgery, his brain started to swell five times its normal size. The head neurosurgeon
told Linda that David was not expected to live.
Funeral arrangements for David's burial in Arlington National Cemetery had
already begun. Military friends ordered new uniforms to escort the body. Some
suggested Linda donate several of David's organs. Even the Shublaks' pastor
had prepared for the worst, after seeing the readings from David's brain pressure
monitor. The numbers showed no brain function compatible to human existence.
"There was so much pressure," says Linda, "and so much doubt and unbelief
that I said, 'Lord, give me some assurance of what I am to do.'"
John 11:25 was highlighted in Linda's Bible. "I am the resurrection and the
life. He who believes in me, even though he die, yet shall he live."
"And that was God telling me that even though they were saying David was
brain-dead, he was going to live," says Linda.
Linda continued to read the Bible and pray. She played praise music, placed
the Bible on David's chest, and pinned Scriptures all over the hospital room.
But while her faith grew in anticipation of the miracle, others around her
worried she had lost touch with reality.
"It disturbed a lot of people," she says.
Yet, Linda ignored opinions and kept praying for David, even though he was
still on life support.
Surprisingly, by the sixth day, David began responding to light. When Linda,
whispering in his ear, encouraged him to show doctors even more life was in
him, he started moving his legs, astounding everyone.
"It was like an awesome reverence that came over the whole room," says Linda,
"just a glimpse of glory."
David's memory returned. After two months of intensive rehabilitation, he
returned home. The neurosurgeons agreed David's recovery qualified as a miracle.
"I feel absolutely great," says David. "My goal is to do a marathon."
Recently, David returned to active military service.
CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!
Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting?
Are you facing a difficult situation?
A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.