Was it an adrenalin rush or a miracle? It’s hard to explain it, but sometimes there is no logic. We’ve all heard of incidents at some point in our life, where a small child saves someone four or five times bigger than his own weight. Afterwards, we look back and ask ourselves, “How the heck did that happen?” Some might say, it’s due to an adrenalin rush or a “fight-or-flight” reaction, where there’s an increase in secreation of adrenalin produced by the body. Or others might say, the only way to explain it is, there is a “higher power”. But what if there’s more?…
A young boy is being praised for his quick thinking after saving his father’s life when a car fell on top of him.
It all began when Stephen Parker and his two sons, Mason and J.T., began working on a car in their backyard. The car had been so heavy that both Stephen and Mason (then 17-year-old) needed to work together to jack it up.
After a few minutes of work, Mason cut himself and went inside the house, leaving J.T., then just 8 years old, outside. Stephen remained underneath the car, attempting to fix the car’s axle.
Suddenly, the jack gave out, and the car fell. Stephen was pinned underneath, unable to breathe. “I was totally trapped,” he recalled.
J.T. was on the other side of the car, unable to see his father. Stephen explained, “I didn’t know if I should yell out to him because I didn’t want him to feel the pressure if he couldn’t jack it up. I didn’t want him to think it was his fault if I died.”
At the brink of consciousness, however, Stephen finally called out to his son. J.T. immediately realized the severity of the situation.
The rest, Stephen said, is a blank. “I wasn’t there anymore because I had this nice calm peaceful feeling.”
Now aware that something had gone horribly wrong, J.T. sprung into action. Although it had taken both his father and older brother to lift the car, J.T. began jumping up and down on the jack.
Despite weighing only 50 pounds at the time, he lifted the car in a matter of minutes. “It was scary, and I didn’t think that I could jack the car up, but I just kept on trying,” he later said.
By the way….miraculously, J.T.’s dad escaped with only broken ribs and no internal injuries.
J.T. believes there were angels present to help him. He also believes he couldn’t repeat the lift by himself, even if you asked him to. Of course, J.T. also believes that besides angels being present, we are always surrounded by a higher power….that watches over us.
You got that right, J.T.! Not only do I believe in a higher power, but I also believe in angels too. They have often gotten me out of “sticky” situations too.
Have you ever been in a similar situation, that made YOU believe in angels or appreciate a “higher power”? Let us know in the comments.
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