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Standing Up to Receive a Miracle

A car accident left Jean paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Drew had never met Jean until the day he felt God telling him to pray for healing. Read Transcript


I AM JOHN AND I HAVE BEEN

LIVING IN GEORGIA FOR 10 YEARS

NOW. I DON'T REMEMBER NOTHING

ABOUT THE ACCIDENT. I JUST

REMEMBER WAKING UP IN THE

HOSPITAL. I WAS HEADING BACK

TO

CAMPUS. I GO TO SCHOOL AT THE

UNIVERSITY. IT WAS RAINING.

IT

WAS AROUND THREE IN THE

MORNING.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO MY

FRIENDS

AND I FELL ASLEEP. THE CAR

HYDRO PLANED. THE NEXT THING I

WOKE UP IN THE HOSPITAL. WHEN

I

WOKE UP IN THE HOSPITAL

EVERYTHING FELT SO UNREAL. MY

MOTHER TALKED TO ME AND TOLD ME

I HAD BEEN UNCONSCIOUS FOR A

FULL DAY. I BROKEN MY LEFT

HAND

AND I ALSO FRACTURED BY NECK.

THE DOCTOR REALLY MADE IT CLEAR

THAT I WAS NEVER GOING TO WALK.

I WOKE UP JUST LIKE A NORMAL

DAY, NORMAL DAY FOR ME OTHER

THAN THROUGH OUT THE DAY I WAS

GOING TO GO TO A CONFERENCE. I

DIDN'T FEEL ANYTHING SPECIAL OR

NEW. ALL DAY THROUGHOUT THE

CONFERENCE THE PHRASE "PEOPLE

GET OUT OF WHEELCHAIR" AND

WHEELCHAIRS WHEELCHAIR AND

THAT'S THE PROMINENT THING I

GOT

FROM GOD AND I WAS LOOKING FOR

SOMEONE IN A WHEELCHAIR AND I

ENDED UP ON THE SECOND FLOOR

AND

MET A GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR. I

BOLDLY

APPROACH HIM AND PRAY WITH HIM

AND NOTHING HAPPENS AND I FIND

ANOTHER LADY AND BOLDLY

APPROACH

AND PRAY AND NOTHING HAPPENS.

I

WAS DISCOURAGED

BUT THERE WAS A BREATH UPON THE

WORD OF WHEELCHAIR AND RIGHT

THEN A GROUP COME DOWN AND FOUR

MORE PEOPLE IN A WHEELCHAIR.

THE ENTIRE STORE WAS RUN BY

PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS. THERE

IS

A LOCAL SPINAL CENTER IN

ATLANTAS THAT DEALS WITH

INJURIES AND THEY WERE THERE TO

TEST THE ACCESSIBILITY OF THE

STORE.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO

PRACTICE SHOPPING IN THE

WHEELCHAIR AND THEN I WAS WITH

MY SISTER AND WE WERE RIDINGS

AROUND AND IN THE SHOE AISLE.

I

GOT SCARED AND THIS FEAR CAME

OVER ME AND I DUCKED INTO

ANOTHER AISLE, ENDED UP IN A

SHOE AISLE AND TRYING TO GAIN

COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE AND

THAT'S WHEN I NOTICED THE THIRD

GUY IN THE WHEELCHAIR. HE

COMES

AROUND THE CORNER AND HAD A

NECK

BRACE AND BACK BRACE AND LEGS

STRAPPED TO THE WHEELCHAIR. NO

MOVEMENT AT THE TIME AND HAD A

HARD TIME FEELING HIS LEGS AND

I

ASKED "DO YOU MIND IF I PRAY

FOR

YOU? I KNOW GOD GETS PEOPLE

OUT

OF WHEELCHAIRS AND I WOULD LOVE

TO PRAY FOR YOU".

I AM "SURE" AND AS HE

PRAYED

I COULD FEEL MY SPINE MOVE LIKE

IT FEELS LIKE AN INNER DEEP

TISSUE MASSAGE WHERE THE BONE

ITSELF BEING IN MOTION AND

MOVING AND SHIFTING AND TURNING

AND IT JUST FELT HOT. HE

TOUCHED BOTH OF MY KNEES AND I

COULD FEEL THE HEAT. THAT WAS

A

DIFFERENT FEELING OUT OF THIS

WORLD.

WE TAKE THE STRAPS OFF HIS

LEGS IN CASE THERE WAS A

BREAKTHROUGH TO BE ABLE TO TEST

IT AND ONE OF HIS LEGS GO UP

AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES. WE

THINK MAYBE IT'S A MUSCLE

SPASM.

WE TRIED TO REASON IT OUT

LOGICALLY IN THE NATURAL, AND

THEN WE ASKED TO DO IT AGAIN

AND

NOW HE'S VOLUNTARILY MOVING HIS

LEG WITH HIS OWN POWER.

BEFORE THAT ALL I COULD DO

IS

MOVE MY TOES AND THE ONLY

MOVEMENT I HAD.

NOW WE'RE EXCITED. ALL THE

FEAR LEAVES AT THIS MOMENT AND

NOW YOU'RE PRESSING IN FURTHER.

GOD YOU'RE NOT DONE YET.

YOU'RE

NOT A GOD OF PARTIAL HEALING

AND

YOU'RE OF FULL HEALING AND WE

ARE EXCITED AND TEARY EYED AND

THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE AISLE WAS

CHANGING AND NOT TRYING TO BE

OFFENSIVE "HEY, DO YOU WANT TO

STAND UP?"

I STOOD UP AND IT HAPPENED

AND MY SISTER WAS AMAZED. WE

WERE ALL BLOWN AWAY.

IT FELT LIKE YOU WERE AT THE

BEACH AND A WAVE COMES OVER YOU

AND THIS PRESENCE AND IT SWEPT

ALL THREE OF US AWAY. THE GIRL

AND THE GUY CRYING. I AM

CRYING

BUT HALF LAUGHING. IT'S THE

AWKWARD IN BETWEEN PHASE AND WE

STARTED HUGGING. WE STARTED

EMBRACING EACH OTHER. GOD HAD

JUST SHOWED UP AND TEARS AND WE

EXCHANGE THE PHONE NUMBERS AND

THE GUY SITS DOWN AND I GO BACK

TO THE CONFERENCE CARRYING THE

TESTIMONY, CARRYING THE STORY

OF

REVIVAL SHOWING UP IN A SIMPLE

EVERYDAY STORE.

IT'S BEEN UPHILL SINCE THEN

WITH MY RECOVERY.

THIS GUY'S NAME WAS JOHN AND

IT WASN'T A ONE TIME ENCOUNTER

IN THAT STORE. WE DEVELOPED A

RELATIONSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP. I

STARTED TO VISIT HIM AT HIS

STAY

AT THE SPINAL STORY AND WE

BECAME FRIENDS AND NOW WE'RE

HANGING OUT.

WE'RE GETTING INTO TROUBLE.

WE WILL GO AND FIND PEOPLE AND

PRAY FOR THEM AND IT'S BEEN

REALLY WONDERFUL. I HAVE SEEN

A

LOT HAPPEN IN OTHER PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

HE'S PLUGGED IN AROUND LOCAL

CHURCHES AND SO AM I AND HIS

GOAL WAS TO PLAY SOCCER AND HIS

INJURY WAS GOING TO STOP HIM.

NOW I AM PLAYING SOCCER

AGAIN

AND THIS IS A GIFT FROM DREW

AND

HIS CHURCH AND THE BALL AND

IT'S

LIKE IT CAME FROM GOD AND

TELLING ME JEAN GO OUT IN THE

FIELD AND RUN AND PLAY AND DO

WHAT YOU USUALLY DO BECAUSE I

SAVED YOU AND I GIVEN YOU YOUR

LEGS BACK.

GOD IS SO POWERFUL AND HE'S

SO GOOD AND IN A WORLD WHERE

HOPE SEEMS TO BE LOST HE CAN

PICK SOMEONE LIKE ME AN

ORDINARY

GUY AND TAKE SOMEONE LIKE YOU

WHO FEELS LIKE YOU'RE AN

ORDINARY PERSON AND INFUSE HOPE

INTO WHAT YOU CARRY AND BRING

TO

THE WORLD, WHAT YOU HAVE TO

OFFER, AND WE CAN SEE THINGS

LIKE THIS, THE GREATER THINGS

OF

GOD, THE DEATH, THE LAME, THE

POOR, THE SICK, AND WE CAN USE

GOD USE US PERSONALLY TO CHARGE

THE WORLD.

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