Redeeming a Time of a Tragic Death—Another Miracle Testimony
by Troy Brewer
A childhood friend had lost her parents in a terrible plane crash. Years later I was talking to her at a local store.
“You know, I have prayed for you through the years,” I told her. “I can’t even imagine how bad that was for you.”
“It’s still bad, I have never gotten over the terrible way they died.”
Everything in me was wanting to bring Jesus to her. I hate hopelessness.
“Will you let me be a crazy Jesus freak for a minute and bring hope to you?” I asked.
“Sure. You going to tell me about heaven?” she said.
“What?” she asked. “You can do that?”
“Yeah, I do it all the time. If I can’t be in a place, I ask God to be there. If I can’t be in that time, I ask God to be there. Let me show you.”
“Wait, what will that do if we pray that prayer?” she asked with a spark of hope in her eyes.
“Well, for them it could mean peace and comfort instead of horror and pain,” I said. “For you, it might mean a ton of different things God can heal and make right.”
We prayed together and I simply asked God to be manifest in the moments before and during the crash. I asked the Holy Spirit to give them a heart to know Him and to recognize His presence hours and days before the crash. I asked God to be with them and to bless them in their final moments with His peace and confidence.
“Wow!” she said. Both of us were crying. “I really felt God, like really felt like God was with them and me. I don’t think that’s ever happened before.”
Taking a big chance and trusting the Lord, I told her that while I was praying I saw her dad’s arm around her mom during the crash. He was loving her and telling her he loved her. I saw a big red ring on his hand.
“That’s my dad’s college ring. He wore it all the time. How weird,” she said, wiping away tears and laughing. “You saw that? Really?”
“Sure did,” I told her. “It wasn’t horrible for them. God was with them. I just saw it.”
Several months went by and the church secretary called me to say some crazy lady was in the office.
It was my childhood friend. She asked if I remembered what God had shown me when we were redeeming the time of her parents’ death. I assured her I remembered all of it.
“Well, I have never had the guts to visit the crash site but after our prayer, I started feeling like I could,” she said.
“My brother and I were standing at the very spot and I told him what you had prayed and seen. At that moment I looked down and found this…”
She held up the big red ring laden in gold that God had shown me in the Spirit. That ring confirmed His redemption.
That experience changed her life for the better. She knew for certain that God had answered her prayer. The Lord was truly with her parents, way back then, after we prayed 25 years later.
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