Some of you may have heard our recent early morning cry for help and prayer when Heather fell to the floor at our house a week or so ago. Let me share the details, but first give praise to our God who hears and answers our prayers. Heather is home and acting normal — healed, we believe, by the Lord.
It was Monday, Oct. 17 (my day off). Shortly after breakfast, as I was playing with young Daniel in our living room, Heather was passed to me to hold. As I took her, I attempted to lift my right foot out of Dan’s grasp, but he had tied my feet together with his bathrobe belt. My right ankle twisted and I fell suddenly to the floor, while Heather went forward out of my grasp. I watched in horror as she fell head first to the floor. The family scrambled to provided aid, and when she lost consciousness while lying on the sofa I called 911. While waiting, we were helped by Dr. Steve Kineke on the phone — until the ambulance arrive. She had awoken by that time, and the paramedics were optimistic about her condition. While traveling to Albany Medical Center, though, she again passed out again, and could not be awakened. On our arrival, the doctors quickly examined her neck and limbs, and ruled out injuries there, but ordered an immediate CAT scan given the huge “egg” on her head and since she was not acting herself.
The CAT scan came back all clear, and within the hour Heather was acting herself again. PRAISE THE LORD. Just after Noon, the doctors released us to take Heather home to rest and watch.
While at the ER, Andrew had called several folks from CPCC to share our need for prayer. Our neighbor Tom Melnik (a fellow believer who works downtown) walked in and sat with us for a time. We thank God for this family. As we left the hospital, we were met by my good friend Pastor Wayne Brandow coming to pray with us — all the way from Galway, NY.
We thank them, and all of you who prayed. We are certain that this severe injury was healed by the God who hears and answers prayers.
The great Charles Spurgeon once said (commenting on Psalm 32:6):
REMARKABLE ANSWERS TO PRAYER VERY MUCH QUICKEN THE PRAYERFULNESS OF OTHER GODLY PERSONS. WHERE ONE MAN FINDS A GOLDEN NUGGET, OTHERS FEEL INCLINED TO DIG!
yours by divine mercy,
Pastor David Bissett