My cell phone rang and immediately I thought my wife was returning my call having left her a message a while earlier. I was rather surprised to see an unfamiliar number on the screen. I answered and the caller asked, “Is that Mr. Biodun?” to which I replied in the affirmative.
“I am sorry, your wife had an accident and has just been brought into our hospital”
I could not believe my ears. “What happened, where, how?” I asked in panic and confusion, “but we left home at the same time this morning not too long ago and I left a message on her phone a while ago”. The caller identified herself as the medical doctor in charge and gave me a description and location of the hospital.
I dashed out of my office with my assistant and we headed in the direction of the hospital that is about thirty minutes drive in fairly good traffic. Half praying, half worried, I started confessing the word of God and made it in twenty-five minutes. I continued my confession on arrival, “my wife shall not die but live to declare the works of God in the land of the living, and no weapon formed or fashioned against us shall prosper.etc…
I was ushered into the emergency ward and I gave a sigh of relief when I saw my wife already sitting up on the bed but with transfusion fluid still strapped on her arms. I shouted “praise the Lord, Halleluiah as soon as I saw her still looking pale. She complained of pain in the upper spine area.
It was then I was told what really happened and I opened my mouth agape with amazement and gratitude to God for the miracle my wife has just experienced, having literally come back to life from death. My wife was sitting at the back seat of her car with three other occupants. The driver had just pulled out of a gas station at Amuwo-Odofin to enter the service lane of the dual carriageway. Hardly had they moved a few meters when suddenly they heard a loud bang and that was the last my wife remembered. She was later told as I also learned that a big, tall lamp-post fell from it’s base from the middle of the carriage way and the huge lamp-holder hit my wife’s side of the car crushing in the roof and shattering the entire rear windscreen. My wife was pulled out by sympathizers and other occupants of the car unconscious and was rushed to the hospital where she later came round. An X-ray later revealed that the back wound was only superficial, to the glory of God.
“No other God can save like this” I said. We indeed received God’s grace and mercy. “Only those whom God preserves are saved from disaster”. Glory be to God. Amen. My wife later recalled that she actually had a near death experience as she remembered being transformed in the dream she had and was moving on into a beautiful environment until she met a huge wall and decided to go back, and that was the period she came round. The Lord is good indeed.
Dear brother I rejoice with you even now. Our gratitude and excitement about whatever the Lord has done in our lives should never fade with passage of time. This is the secret of continous triumph. Remember little David became more assured of victory as he stood before that gigantic creature called Goliath when he recalled how God delivered him from a lion and a bear in time past. 'Pump it up' with gratitude!