During the COVID season, I used to work for more than 10 to 12 hours per day, and it took a toll on my health. My blood pressure increased to 190/120 with no warnings or symptoms. No wonder why it’s sometime called “the silent killer”. I got treated for my high blood pressure spikes by a cardiologist. Since my home is situated in a remote place, I was at rest for a week at my sister’s home which is at the center of the city and the plan was to come back to my home after a week’s time. Interestingly, the day before we planned to leave my sister’s home was my wife’s birthday. It was on that day; I was struck with severe chest pain and discomfort. I was rushed to the nearby hospital by my brothers-in-law as I started developing heart attack symptoms.
I was kept under observation in ICU. As we know, an ECG can show evidence of a previous heart attack or one that’s currently happening, I was told that my 2nd ECG will happen in next 30 minutes after my initial ECG. I was active when the 2nd ECG was taken and once it is done, I got collapsed (1st cardiac arrest), while the hospital was making me ready for further medical procedures, I realized that something bad happened to me and smelled death in the air.
When I was shifted in the wheelchair for angioplasty procedure from my bed to operation theatre and was taken through an elevator, I got collapsed again (2nd cardiac arrest) after 1st cardiac arrest, and remained unconscious for close to 4 hours. Despite being a spiritually dead person inside already, the world recognized and applauded me as a spiritually alive person till time. On the contrary, my deeds and actions were imperfect before the Lord Almighty. Yes, my sins have separated me and God.
It was just this small prayer that I prayed to Jesus on my death bed. “Please extend my days on this Earth as you’ve all authority in Heaven and Earth. As you know, I have a daughter and I want to see & make her life settled; I have a family to take care and I’m not ready for this.”.
I called God from the valley of death, and I moaned just as the lonely dove laments its mate, my eyes grew weak, and my heart was oppressed with heavy sorrow. God did answer my humble prayer! Yes, I’m alive, alert, and enthusiastic! He redeemed and extended my life on this earth. He saved me from the pit of destruction, put all my sins behind my back and gave me a new life, a new beginning. I don’t have words to express my love and gratitude to my wife, kid, and family members. It was their fervent prayers too that made the huge difference.
As you read this, I would urge you not to wait like me until hit rock bottom and act at the last minute. Your life might be either filled with emptiness or imperfectness or un-holiness and you might also have been expecting for a miracle or waiting for a breakthrough. Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness! The good Lord who answered my prayers is near you and He is all ears to your prayers. He loves us all with an everlasting love.
I confessed my sins and humbled before Lord Jesus, He was faithful, and He forgave my sins and cleansed from all my unrighteousness. Oh, what a joy to live a sin free life! Let us not be a dying stone but live like a living stone. Jesus can give us life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what our circumstances.
Jesus carried our sins, died on the cross and rose from dead on the 3rd day for you and me!
Yes, indeed He is alive. My Jesus is alive!!!
The Bible says, ( 1st Cor 2:9)
What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].
This Witnessing Gospel has been shared by Andrew, aged 36+ years old professional, who is working for an IT MNC from Chennai, India.