I would like to share a miracle that God did for my husband Mike back in April 1995.
Mike was working on a new antenna for the radio station on the Lord’s Ranch. The antenna had four 50 ft. poles stuck in the ground. These poles needed to be secured by wire cables anchored in the sand. Mike was dragging a cable, when without realizing it, he got too close to the electric power lines overhead. Like lightning, 13,800 volts of electricity zapped his body.
The force threw Mike to the ground. He was dazed and shaken up for some time. He smelled burnt flesh, so he took off his glove and saw a small hole on his third finger. He stayed on the ground in a crouched position for a while. Then when he felt better, he got up and gradually went back to work and worked the rest of the morning.
The electric company sent a lineman out to see why the power had been knocked out. The lineman asked, “What happened?” Mike told him the story and pointed to the high tension line where there was a black mark on it. The lineman looked at Mike in disbelief and horror. Mike showed him his finger. The lineman told him to go right away to the hospital to the burn unit because he probably had internal damage. Mike took his advice and went.
At the hospital, Mike told them what happened and they whisked him right away into a room and hooked him up to an EKG machine. They kept him overnight for observation. The doctors who examined Mike were all telling him that it was a wonder that he was still alive. One of the nurses in the emergency room told Mike, “God saved your life.”
After extensive tests Mike was released. He went back to work with no damage except for the little hole in his finger and the exit wounds on his calf.
I still thank God to this day for saving my husband.
A funny note to add here is that for a couple years back in the early 90’s, we were not able to get pregnant. We had wanted more children. A few months after this incident, we conceived and our son Justin was born. Then a couple of years later, at age 42, I delivered our last son, Isaac. Mike and I would joke saying that Mike just needed a jump start.
God bless you,
Mary Ann / Mother Hen