People around the world have heard of the Moron Brothers, the comedy and music act of Michael Carr and Michael Hammond, who live in my hometown in Kentucky. Mike Carr is a good friend, and I've performed music with him together at church events and as members of a gospel quartet. As a dedicated Christian, he's had some amazing spiritual experiences, and I want to share one of these true accounts with you.
It was around 6 on a rainy morning in September 1999 when the fire station where Mike was serving received an emergency call about a serious accident on a country road. A young couple were driving into town to work when a drunk driver, heading home after partying all night, crossed into their lane and hit them head-on.
Mike and his crew were the first to reach the scene, and it was a horrible sight. The drunk driver had died instantly. The situation in the other car appeared almost as dire. The wife was behind the steering wheel and was very pregnant. The front end of their car had been crushed toward them, and the steering wheel was squeezing her to where she could hardly breathe. Mike ran to get the Jaws of Life and began trying to cut the steering wheel so they could pull her free.
Her husband was unconscious. Mike heard his partner say that, among other problems, the man had a ruptured aorta and the rescuers could not stop the internal bleeding. The wife had been screaming the entire time. Through the chaos and the roaring sound of cutting metal, Mike looked at the other paramedic and saw him shake his head as the husband now had no pulse.
Suddenly, Mike said he clearly heard the voice of God within his conscience. The Lord told him to relay to the wife that everything was going to be fine with her, the baby and her husband. This went against what he was seeing and thinking in the moment, but he stopped the machine, took her by the hand and calmly said, "God told me that everything is going to be all right with all three of you."
As the rain continued to fall, an indescribable peace came over her, and as she stared at him through her tears, she simply said thank you. He went back to work and freed her. In a flash, they were in the ambulance and gone. Mike said he would have never said that on his own because he thought they were all going to die, but he knew the Lord wanted him to reassure her that God was going to save them.
Three months later on Christmas Eve, Mike was on his shift at the station and this family walked in holding a beautiful little baby. God had miraculously healed each of them, and everything was all right, just like God had promised. They were excited to tell Mike how much they appreciated him being there and listening to the Lord when it looked like there was no hope. Mike got on his knees, and they all gave thanks to God and said they would never forget this miracle from heaven.
Yes, God still speaks and gives miracles! The sea of darkness and hopelessness wants to drown all of us, but the Almighty is saying for us to reach out to him as Peter did when he began to sink. God will not only save us from our sins but also from fear, worries and sadness.
For those who have never committed their lives to God, he is inviting you today to call upon him and to ask him to come into your life and save you. Christ died on the cross for you and rose from the dead to spiritually redeem and rescue all who would believe in him. "Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and God will have mercy on him; for he will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:6-7).
We can encourage ourselves in the Lord as David did. Just tell Jesus how you feel, and he will fill your heart with his joy, hope and peace. If you do not believe or expect a miracle, how will you ever receive one?
This is an excerpt from Billy's new book, "Receiving Our Healing." Find out more at billyhollandministries.com.