Prelude to a Miracle
I was looking forward to this morning, as I
had planned a hunting trip on the ninety-eight
acre farm, bordering the Chattahoochee River,
my family and I lived on. I arrived home and
gathered my gear trying to get as early a
start as I could. My wife had already left for
work as most people do who have normal working
hours. I usually called her when I was going
hunting but being in a hurry on this
particular morning I didn't.
had about a two mile hike to my tree stand and
arrived there around 10:15 a.m. My stand was
about 20 feet high on the front side facing a
thick patch of pines. The back side faced the
river below and dropped off to huge boulders
in the river below. I tied off my rifle to be
pulled up after my climb to the top and began
my upward ascent. I reached the top and
positioned myself to pull my rifle up. Then
without warning I heard a snap. I would later
return to this site many times to reflect on
my life. On one visit with a friend I measured
the distance from the top of the stand down to
the boulder I landed on - eighty feet!
As I began my fall to the river below I could
see the river coming up fast. I knew this was
the end for me and though it was just seconds
before impact, it was as though I was in slow
many thoughts raced through my mind. My wife,
my daughter, my family, and no one knows where
I am! Would I ever be found?
Then, darkness. How long this darkness lasted
I don't know. Then something wonderful
happened. I felt myself leaving my body. I was
floating a few feet in the air above the
river. I looked on my body with mixed feelings.
I was bleeding from my mouth, nose, ears, and
saw a trickle of blood underneath me on the
boulder. As I was reflecting on the state of
my body, I felt a pulling and began to rise
very fast. I was traveling at a high rate of
speed upwards through the atmosphere.
As I left the atmosphere, I looked back and
could see the earth! Such a beautiful sight!
It was so brilliantly lit. As I looked ahead I
could see the planets.
I thought to myself this cannot be! Where is
Jesus? I was never told anything like this
could or would happen when I died. Faster, and
faster the speed was increasing. I saw other
star systems and galaxies as I raced onward. I
entered what seemed to be a hole of some sort.
It was long and dark. However around me I saw
streaks of light made up of every color in the
spectrum. I saw a faint light growing brighter
and brighter in the distance up ahead. As I
entered the light I felt it all through my
being. I was not afraid anymore.
Then all of a sudden I was standing before a
massive set of steps. They led up to what
seemed to be a bridge or walk of some kind. In
the distance I saw a sight so magnificent and
astounding - a city made up of what seemed to
be glass or crystal!
Miracle is Foretold
The lights were of many colors that radiated
from it. Never have I ever seen such a sight.
I began walking toward the city in a daze of
So many questions raced through my mind. I had
to know where I was. What was happening to me?
reached the front of the city and saw a double
door that looked to be about thirty feet or so
in height and width. It shined as if it was
polished. As I stood there wondering, the
doors began to open. I took a step back and
looked inside. I could see what appeared to be
people walking about on the inside, much like
they do in a mall here on earth. These people
though were dressed very different. For one
thing, they all seemed to be dressed in some
sort of robes with hoods. I entered through
the doors in amazement at what I was seeing.
The inside was massive. It seemed to be square
in shape, with a balcony all around that led
down to different levels. I walked up and
looked downward over the balcony. It seemed to
go on forever!
As I looked up I saw many passing by me, yet
no one seemed to notice me. Then as one was
approaching me he suddenly stopped.
raised his head and I could see his face. He
appeared to be human in every respect but one.
His eyes. No pupils! Yet they seemed to change
colors in colors of blue. His hair was snow
white. I wanted to speak but before I could he
turned and pointed to a long hallway. Though
we never spoke I knew I was to go down this
hallway. Then as if nothing had ever happened,
he continued on. I knew I had to as well.
Something was beckoning me forward. I walked a
long walk down to the end of this hallway. I
did not turn to the right or the left. I knew
somehow that my questions were about to be
answered. Again I saw before me a massive
double door. It seemed to be of some type of
metal - whether gold or not I could not tell.
Suddenly the doors opened. I heard a voice,
though not as we speak, but from inside of me
it seemed to say, "Enter." I did as
I was told and the doors shut suddenly behind
me. I was afraid for the first time. Total
darkness. Total silence.
Then after a space of time the length of which
I could not determine, a bright light began to
glow in the room. Brighter and brighter it
became! It was somewhat above me and in front
of me. I tried to look but was almost blinded
from it! I held my hands up in front of me and
could make out the appearance of a figure
setting on some type of seat.
Then without warning it happened.
"What have you done with your life?"
The voice penetrated my very being. I had no
Then to my right I saw what seemed to be like
a movie, and I was in it. I saw my mother
giving me birth, my childhood and friends. I
saw everything from my youth up. I saw
everything I had ever done before my eyes!
As my life played out before my very eyes I
tried to think of good things I had done. I
was raised in church and had been very active
in church functions, yet as I pondered on this,
I saw a man in his car that had ran out of
I had stopped and given him a lift to a local
store about a year ago. I had bought him some
gas as he had no money and helped him get on
his way. I thought to my self, why am I seeing
this? The voice was loud and clear.
"You took no thought to help this soul
and asked nothing in return. These actions are
the essence of good."
I saw all the people I had hurt as well and
was shown how my actions had set in motion the
actions of others. I was stunned! I had never
thought of my life having an effect on the
actions that friends, family, and others I had
met would take. I saw the results of all I had
done. I was not pleased at all.
I looked on until the events came to an end.
Indeed I had done so little with my life. I
had been selfish and cruel in so many ways. I
was truly sorry I had done so little. Then
again loud and clear I heard the voice speak
again, "You must return."
I did not want to return though. I was content
to stay and longed to stay even after the
things I had seen and heard.
have so many questions," I replied,
"things I need to know and don't
must return and help others to change by
changing your life. Physicians will want to
perform surgery on you. Do not let this happen.
If you do you will never walk again. You will
be visited by one who will bring you answers
to the questions you have. When I call you
will come again. You will recover from all
that has happened if you do these things. Look
and see what lies ahead.
I turned and saw the earth in turmoil. Wars
and death. Terrible sights. Cities fell and
new ones were built. I saw the United States
and a volcano exploding covering many cities
I looked on and saw the collapse
of our government as we know it. People
killing for food and water. Horrible sights. I
saw what seemed to be a giant explosion in the
earth's atmosphere and much land was destroyed. I
looked on and saw a new type of people,
younger and of a peaceful nature. The cities
were few that were left, but these people
seemed to be content.
"It is time for you to go," I heard
again. But I wanted to see more!
Then the doors opened and I felt myself almost
being carried down the hallway. I passed
through the doors of the city and felt myself
shooting through this hole I had came through.
Faster I went, unable to stop.
I entered the atmosphere of earth and saw the
river below. I saw my body still lying there
it was like an electric shock so tremendous I
felt my body jump. I opened my eyes and saw
the trees above and the skyline. Then, Oh God,
the pain! I was struggling for every breath,
choking on my own blood.
Miracle That Happened
I managed to roll onto my stomach. The pain
was all I could bare. I looked at the sky and
saw the sun was lower than I remembered. I
looked at my watch. It was 5:30. My only
thoughts were how I could get help. I
noticed my rifle was not far from me, still
attached to the rope I had tied around my
waist. I began pulling it toward me. I
managed to grab hold of the barrel and pulled
it up to me. I fired a shot about every
ten minutes hoping someone would come.
It was getting late and I knew I would not
make it much longer, so I began crawling on my
stomach, pulling myself with the stock of my
rifle. I managed to crawl up a trail that ran
down to the river. As I crawled and
crawled, the pain was so great I passed out
many times. Through thick brush and briar
patches I crawled. I wanted to give up I was
so tired and in so much pain. I knew though I
had to make it at least to where I could be
found - I hoped.
I looked out in front of me and saw the road I
lived on through the trees. I could hear
sounds in the distance!
"Yes, thank you God," I thought to
I finally found myself at the road and began a
feeble cry for help. I was too exhausted
though and just lay there in the road.
My father-in-law was returning from work and
found me lying in the road.
the physical invisible range of sight -
the astralbody which is driven out - soars
above the damaged body, observing the
"It's all right," I heard him say.
"Help is on the way."
That was the last I remembered until I saw the
lights inside the ER. A doctor stood at my
"Can you feel this?" he said.
"Feel what?" I asked. He had
been sticking my feet and legs. I was
"We can not help you here son," he
said. "We are sending you by ambulance to
a hospital that can handle your injuries."
Whether from the pain or medication, I was out
like a light.
The next afternoon I awoke to find two doctors
standing at the foot of my hospital bed. They
introduced themselves as my attending
physicians and proceeded to explain to me I
must undergo surgery at once. The bones in my
back that were broken were putting pressure on
my spinal nerve causing paralysis. Then I
heard the warning I had heard before.
"Do not let them perform surgery, or you
will never walk again."
I understood completely, but I knew they would
not. I told them I must see my wife and
wife arrived with my daughter shortly after
the doctors' visit. I told her what they had
said. She advised me that I must realize they
were doing what was necessary to help me. I
did not know how to tell her what I had
experienced. I tried to tell her it was my
belief that I should not be operated on.
Although she disagreed, she honored my wishes.
When the doctors returned and I told them of
my decision, they were very upset. I listened
to lecture after lecture.
"OK," one of them said, "if you
never want to walk again that's up to you."
Then they left.
That night I lay upon my bed and wept sorely.
Was I insane? What was I doing?
A light began to fill my room.
will be well," I heard a voice say. Then
it was gone. I composed myself and dosed off
Days turned into weeks, weeks into months.
Then one morning I felt a tingling in my feet!
I was overcome with joy! I told the nurse I
wanted to get up and walk. She stared at me
and said, "We'll see, we'll see." I
knew I was healed without a doubt. The nurse
put a call in to my doctor and the next
morning he stopped by."
"So you think you can walk?" he said.
"Yes," I replied.
"Well, we will see."
A few hours later I was taken down to the
physical therapy room. They carried me down
and raised me up to a vertical position. The
nurse helped me in front of a set of parallel
bars. I gripped the bars and placed my feet
firmly on the floor. One step. Two steps.
"My God, he's walking!" the nurse
said to the nurse who had brought me down.
next few days were hard. I took many trips to
physical therapy, and had numerous x-rays done
per my doctors' orders. My wife and family
were all amazed, yet I knew. I had been told!
The rest had to be true as well.
My doctor was more amazed when he found no
bones pressing on my spinal nerve. I use his
is not normal. It seems a Higher Power has
done for you what we were going to try and
correct with surgery. I have never seen
anything like this before." End quote.
Since that day, my life has changed and I have
been able to help others in ways I never
dreamed. I wanted to share this with all, as
it is what has led me onward in my quest for