On 2 December 2016, I was driving along South Buona Vista Road. There were five of us in the car including myself, my wife, my 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter and a fellow server from church, Cleo.
At about 11.25pm, our car reached a bend and suddenly, we heard a screeching sound coming from the opposite lane. Then, I saw the headlights of a car approaching straight towards us.
My wife shouted “Jesus!” And at that moment, I felt someone holding my left hand and steering our car to the left. The next thing we knew, our car got hit and it spun to the right. As for the car that hit us, it went on to hit the railing before stopping at around 50 to 60 metres away from my lane.
I heard my children screaming in the backseat. When I turned around and that saw that everyone was safe, I took a deep breath and said, “Thank You, Jesus!” I then got out of the car to examine the damages and realised that my right rear tyre and the right side of the car body were badly hit.
In fact, Cleo was supposed to alight at a bus stop earlier but stayed on as we would be passing by her place and could drop her closer to home. Because of this, she was able to hug my children during the collision and pulled them away from the right side of the car. At that point, I truly appreciate Pastor Prince for sharing Psalm 91, the psalm of protection, with the church and for praying for us every Sunday. I believe God had shielded us from this accident and kept death at bay.
After the accident, I was brought to the hospital for observation as I had experienced pain running down from my neck to my waist. It turned out that I had a spongy muscle in my spine area and had to see a specialist in a few weeks’ time.
On 7 December 2016, I went back to the hospital as I was still experiencing pain in my back. This time around, the doctors discovered that I had a hairline crack in my neck bone and my pelvis was also slightly chipped. I was told to rest as much as possible. The doctor even wanted me to be admitted to the hospital immediately.
However, I told the doctor to give us some time. We asked our fellow servers to keep me in prayer. My family also prayed, applied the anointing oil on the affected spot for me. I also declared that as Jesus is whole and has no broken bones, so am I.
I then told the doctor I did not want to be admitted and requested that he put me through further tests. He agreed after I signed the indemnity form, stating that they would not be held responsible should anything happen to me.
I was scheduled to see a specialist on 9 December 2016 at 3.50pm. At around 3.43pm, a fellow server sent me a message saying that God was working things out for me and miracles would manifest. I replied her saying that I believed that Jesus works miracles and I would receive a favourable answer from the doctor.
Shortly after, the specialist told me that my X-rays revealed that there were no cracks in my bones. What the doctor saw previously could be my ageing bones. Other than that, I was perfectly fine and I need not worry. Upon hearing this, my tears rolled down uncontrollably.
Since that day, my back has been healed and I have not gone back to the doctors.
Our God is so good! Thank You, Lord Jesus, for loving me so much.