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Published On: Sat, May 11th, 2013

Dr. Elder (Part II)

Elder (Part II)

As he concluded his prayer, instantly, it was as though a light came on and I remembered what had happened. I remembered the stabbing and being driven the six blocks to the hospital while in excruciating pain. As we pulled into the ambulance ramp, it was as though I fell asleep and began to slide down a long tunnel with a bright light at the end. When I got to the end, I was at a crossroads. I looked down and I could see footprints, much like the painting Footprints In The Sand. As I followed the path of the footprints to where they ended, I looked up and there stood Jesus! The love and compassion of His face was indescribable. He told me that it was not yet my time, and that I was to go back to Earth. The next thing I remember was waking up in ICU.’

As she concluded, I asked her when she had accepted the Lord as her Saviour. I was surprised; once again, as she related that as a young girl she had been active in Sunday school. However, as she grew up she fell away from the Lord, and was a backslider at the time of this stabbing. Since this near-death incident, her uncle, who was a strong Christian, had been witnessing to her and praying for her, and she stated she was now very close to committing her life to the Lord.

As she concluded, the Holy Spirit did not lead me to do anything in regards to praying with her, but He did give me a word. I told her, ‘You will soon become a Christian and know the Lord personally.’ She thanked us all again, and with her little daughter in hand, left the trauma centre.

I was thrilled when I contacted her recently. Now, nearly two years after the incident, she has been born again (see John 3:3), made Jesus the Lord of her life, and is actively involved in church life. Six months ago she was baptized in water. She was again so thankful for what the Lord had done. She commented that at the time of her near-death experience she would have gone to Hell if she had died.

The purpose of this testimony is certainly not to give any credit or glory to a doctor, but to give the glory to Jesus Christ, the true hero of this story. The Bible says, ‘From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children’ (Psalms 103:17 NIV). This is the overriding truth in this case. I have often thought of the fact that she was having this experience ‘on the other side’ totally unknown to me. At the time that I had my hand on her heart during the thoracotomy and resuscitation.

How many times have we been unaware of the Lord’s intervention in our own lives – the ‘close calls’ that may have been ‘crossroad’ experiences? How many times has God in His mercy reached out and supernaturally brought us back into the mainstream centre of His will?

In my own experience of salvation as a freshman in college, there was not a single day that I could look back on as the time when I received Christ as my personal Saviour. There is, however, a period of time when I came to know Him and when I turned my life over to Him to use as He would. I was later baptized in the Holy Spirit. I can truly say that through college, marriage, medical school, and now the mission field, ‘the Lord’s love is from everlasting to everlasting’.

As a final note, I have always had a lifelong love of flying. Prior to college I had applied to the Air Force and Navy, but was turned down due to astigmatism in my right eye. Halfway through medical school I found out about a medical waiver, and I was taking flying lessons a month later. Now, with several thousand hours flying experience, the Lord has allowed me to combine medicine and flying in our ministry, Grace Air Medical Foundation.

We are dedicated to providing humanitarian and Christian relief to Third World situations, and we have seen many people come to Christ. Truly I can say the Lord has given me the desires of my heart as He prepared me for ministry.

Source:  The Final Frontier 

   Thanks to: Dr. Elder

 Abad of Jesus Christ,

  Stulo Robinson.S.

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