Our friends Dave and Amy had the worst day of their life on July 6th of last year. Amy was giving the kids a bath. She took little 2 year old Gore out the tub and put his pajama shirt and diaper on. She went to go grab his pajama pants, when she returned he was gone. She looked around the house and then went to the back door where he had learned to unlatch the screen door a few days earlier, it was open. She frantically looked for him, after 25 min. ran toward the irrigation ditch 200 yards away and heard screams. She saw her cousin walking toward her with little Gore in his pajama shirt and diaper, white and life-less in his arms. They had found him submerged under a log in the fast moving irrigation ditch. Amy thought he was dead.
They got him to the hospital where the doctors said he had 1% chance of survival and even if they managed to restart his heart, they feared Gore had suffered irreparable brain damage. After 1 hour, His heart restarted and they did therapeutic hypothermia, an experimental treatment in which the body temperature is lowered — in Gore’s case, to 90 degrees — in order to protect the brain and allow healing. For 48 hours, Amy and Dave waited and prayed. “Is he going to be brain dead?” Dave wondered. “Is he ever going to wake up? All I really ever hoped for was to be able to hold him again.”
When doctors slowly warmed Gore back up to normal body temperature, they all watched for purposeful movement, any sort of sign that Gore still had some brain activity. Immediately, Gore started moving and opened his eyes. He used the sign his parents had taught him to tell them he was hungry.
An MRI scan of Gore’s brain came back with astonishing results: Perfectly normal.
“It came back no abnormalities. Not one single thing in his brain MRI that was wrong,” A few days later, Gore walked out of the hospital on his own.
Doctors can’t fully explain how this little boy came back to life after being underwater and without a heartbeat for so long.
God is the same today, yesterday and forever. His power since raising Lazarus from the dead has not diminished, and neither has any of His other incredible attributes. Can you believe we get to serve such an incredible God?!
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