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Thank You Lord For Saving My Son!

Updated on July 21, 2009

The Path To Mercy

a sinner repents
a sinner repents

My Son's Testimony

I believed all along that God existed. My problem was that I blamed God for all of my troubles and hated this life He gave me. Surely every bad thing that happened to me was His fault ...or so I thought. If I turned to Him and asked for forgiveness I could never live up to it. I would certainly fail and fall right back into my sinful ways. It would never work for me. I was too far gone. My Mom spent many hours sharing with me about God’s love and how He sacrificed His only Son, Jesus, to die for sinners like me. Still I resisted. I had a feeling something bad was going to happen. My Mom felt it too and warned me of it. Even then I wouldn’t turn to the Lord. I was always a hot head and had to learn things the hard way. I guess God got tired of my insults and accusations. He decided it was time for a wake call.

The morning of Oct.11, 2005 started out like any other morning. I awoke after a normal night’s sleep, had several cups of coffee and headed home. My brother Dave needed to use the car for work that day. Home was only 5 miles away. I never got there. To this day I still don’t know what caused me to cross the center line and collide head on with a pick up truck. It was as if I had blacked out and came to just before impact. Once again darkness closed in. When I awoke I didn’t hear a sound. I was aware that something had happened and was spitting glass out of my mouth. There was blood everywhere. I tried to open my door but it was jammed. Climbing over the back seat I was able to open the passenger side door and climb out of the car. I tried to stand but couldn’t. I was terrified and sat crying until help arrived. They strapped me down on a stretcher and rushed me into the ambulance. I kept asking them if I was going to die. They assured me I was not. I could hear them whispering to each other that I wasn’t going to make it.. I began to pray, and not for my life either. I asked God to forgive me for my sins through His Son, Jesus Christ. I prayed, all the way to the hospital, talking to God and just telling Him how I felt. I wasn’t really afraid of dying. I was more afraid of going to hell!

Hours later, after x-rays, stitches and much gentle scrubbing I was finally able to see my Mom, my brother Dave, my girlfriend Dotty and Pastor Matt. All I could say when I saw them was, "I’ve been saved!" My Mom kind of laughed and cried at the same time. Pastor Matt told me that God was trying to get my attention. He got it alright! I was released later on that day with a fractured pelvis, fractured ankle, two severed tendons in my right pinky, 18 stitches in my mouth, a concussion, stitches in my head as well as broken teeth.

The Church was praying for my recovery. I was told that I wouldn’t be able to walk for six months and needed to remain in a wheelchair. I was healed and allowed to walk in three months. That’s proof to me that God does hear the prayers of those who believe in Him. Sometimes things still don’t go the way I plan them, but his plan is always the best. I trust Him with my life and my soul. In Christ Alone, R.A.

God certainly had control over the circumstances surrounding this accident. My son was not wearing a seat belt. His head and face hit the windshield. The path the car took after impact led through the only unobstructed area on that side of the road. ( See first photo) To the left of the path were several trees. To the right of the path was a telephone pole. This story ( and his life) could have ended on either one. Instead the car traveled quite some distance out into an open field. Praise God for His love and mercy!

Psalm 56:13

I will render praises to You
I will render praises to You
For You have delivered my soul from death.
For You have delivered my soul from death.
Have You not kept my feet from falling,...
Have You not kept my feet from falling,...
That I may walk before God in the light of the living?
That I may walk before God in the light of the living?


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  • josh3418 profile image

    Joshua Zerbini 

    9 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Great testimony of God's grace and protection. Inspiring story, voted up and useful!

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    Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh 

    9 years ago from Honesdale

    It is by God's grace and great love that you have been saved. Praise His Holy name! In Jeremiah 29:11-13 God says,"For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for me with all your heart."

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    9 years ago from Honesdale PA.

    Not only is it breath taking, but also brings tears to my eyes reading my testimony, and seeing pictures of this car. My life could have been gone in a second, but my soul was saved instead. Thanks for everyone's support, and prayers. And a HUGE thanks to my mother for posting this, and to God for the impact he has in my life.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Wow, I was in an accident too when I was 16 and my parents were told I wouldn't make it through the night but after a two week coma I recovered. Many people were praying for me. What could be more powerful than a mother's prayer? Great hub. Voted up and across.

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    9 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

    The Lord is good and his mercies endure forever. May the increase of wisdom, knowledge and understanding be yours.

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    10 years ago

    Thank you Born Again 05 for sharing this incredible circumtance. What a wonderful blessing. What a Saviour.

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    Karen Metz 

    10 years ago from Michigan

    What a testimony!! God sure does have His hand in your life and your son's. Thank you for sharing!

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    10 years ago

    Truly amazing story--Jesus Saves and this event shows His great love and mercy. I'm glad you came to know the Lord.

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    William Kovacic 

    10 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

    Thanks for sharing your testimony. It all points to a loving Savior and His care over us. Bless you.

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    11 years ago

    Amazing. God is SO good. This could have been a sign that God was trying to get your attention. It could have been you in that car. What if you had died? You would have gone to Hell. But God gave you another chance. Take it. And soak it in. :)

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    11 years ago from Asia

    Great testimony. I'm voting this as awesome.

    Yes, I too am born again. And I've been attacked straightaway in the forums, for declaring that I am a born again Christian!

    I was about to quit HubPages, but reading your testimony I feel that like you I must stand up and declare my faith in a loving and living God, and a wonderful Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • samsons1 profile image


    11 years ago from Tennessee

    voted up & beautiful! Very nice hub. Blessings to God...

  • bayoulady profile image


    11 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    The pictures show what a miracle his survival was! The best miracle was turning to Jesus! Thanks for posting this,and happy for you!

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    Pamela Lipscomb 

    11 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    What a miracle. God answers our prayers in ways we sometimes don't expect.

  • Greenlily profile image


    11 years ago from Philippines

    The goodness of God has been manifested in your life.It is also a blessing to have a supportive Church. Thank you for this moving story.

  • Wealthmadehealthy profile image


    11 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

    This hub is a great testimony to the Lord Jesus and what He IS able to do...Thank you for sharing with us all...

  • djbraman profile image


    11 years ago

    Your son is living proof that the fear of hell leads to salvation. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. This boy has awesome testimony for youth who think they have all the time in the world to get saved. I'm so glad I connected to you, I since a very humble spirit in your writing. My spirit is very drawn to you!

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    11 years ago

    God surely saved you and your son.What a hair raising event.I felt like I was there.I am glad you shared and praise God you are all okay!

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    Hannah Ministries 

    11 years ago

    Sometimes I want to pray to God if He can collied MY son too!! so stuborn they are. Praise God for your son! God is good.

  • AEvans profile image


    11 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    What a story and what a blessing! God does do miracles and he certainly is proof of that. :)

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    11 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Hi Borne Again, God can turn all things around for good. He will use your testimony to reach many. Thank You for sharing in heartfelt words. I look forward to reading more of your hubs. I am thankful our paths have crossed my friend. With Love

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    11 years ago from hub

    Wow, when we know we were spared from a tragedy, and that is was only by the Grace of God. Then we know He has called us and saved us for a purpose. Sounds like your family had a new appreciation for life after this! Praise God! From Whom All Blessings Flow:)

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    Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

    11 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

    This testimony is what GOD admires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bless you and yours always!!!!! Much love!!!!!!!!!!

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    11 years ago

    thank god for his mercy and for you and your son's life. thank you for sharing may god richly continue to use you for his glory god bless sister.

  • juliehess profile image


    11 years ago

    thank god for his mercy and for you and your son's life. thank you for sharing may god richly continue to use you for his glory god bless sister.

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    James A Watkins 

    12 years ago from Chicago

    What a blessing to me for you to share this story. My eyes welled up with tears as I read your reaction to the accident when you thought you might die. God Bless You!

  • Ladybird33 profile image


    12 years ago from Fabulous USA

    OMG!!! Truly we are all blessed, as was your son, emotionally hard to share this type of story but a reminder to us all what God can do.


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