In the midst of all the talk in the county about getting sued because of God; and the nation trying to get rid of anything to do with the name “Christmas,” I want to share a Christmas miracle.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, as I was in front of our congregation making the announcements, my cell phone rang. As a pastor, I always try to keep it on; for I know if it rings someone needs me. This time it was a real need.
The big van from the Connie Maxwell’s Children’s Home was on the way to church carrying the children when it had a flat tire on Highway #9. A Good Samaritan, named Mr. John Dawkins and his wife came by and saw the ladies and children beside the van and went back to help them. In the process of Mr. Dawkins changing the tire, the jack slipped and the van fell on his chest, penning him under the weight of the van.
Miss Vernelle Swinton, the director, was on the phone when I answered it during the service. She said, “Please start praying, the van fell on this man and he is penned under it.” We immediately started praying for a miracle.
The E.M.S. arrived on the scene and took Mr. Dawkins to meet a helicopter, which airlifted him to Charlotte.
Upon reaching the hospital and being examined, this Good Samaritan, outside of being sore; had no injuries. He came home the same day.
I don’t know how many others were praying, all I know is that it worked. This kind gentleman was blessed because he tried to help others. A great big God bless you to Mr. Dawkins and a great big thank you, Lord Jesus.
What a good report at Christmas time, how a potential tragedy turned into a miracle.
I must say this, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!
Pastor Allen L. Usher