Lunch-Break Miracles
By Diana Aydin

The Littlest Hero

I had a case of the Mondays yesterday after a lovely, yet exhausting, weekend. I could barely keep my eyes open on my walk to work. As soon as I got to the office, I made myself a cup of tea, but it was no use. And then I came across a news story that added a much-needed pep to my step…

It’s a story about 3-year-old Keith Williams from Knoxville, Tennessee. A tiny tot who ended up saving 68-year-old Bob King’s life.

Bob was waiting for his wife in the parking lot of Vestal Baptist Church when he got locked inside his car, due to an auto-lock malfunction. He had no keys to turn on the air conditioner and the car temperature was over 120 degrees. A dangerous situation for anyone, but especially Bob. He has a number of health issues, including a history of strokes.   

Three-year-old Keith Williams with the man he saved, 68-year-old Bob King.Suddenly, though, he saw Keith in the parking lot. Bob managed to get the boy’s attention and Keith swung into action. He tried to open the door, but couldn’t do it on his own.

So Keith rushed to find his pastor, Jack Greene. Pastor Greene was busy talking, but Keith wouldn’t take no for an answer. He tugged at the pastor’s hand, saying “hot, hot.” Keith then led him to the parking lot, where Pastor Greene was able to open the car door just in time.

As if that rescue wasn’t remarkable enough, there’s a reason Keith took the situation so seriously. You see, a few days earlier, his mother had given him a talk about hot car safety. A lesson that served him well that summer day.

“He is such a good kid,” Pastor Greene told ABC News. “He is an inspiration and blessing to us.”

An inspiration, indeed! What a great reminder that even the unlikeliest among us can be miracles to one another. God uses all of us–young and old–in his complex web of wonder. Not only 3-year-old Keith, but his mother and Pastor Greene too. 

That’s kind of remarkable if you think about it. Imagine waking up every day knowing that God could use you to perform miracles? In fact, you may have assisted in tons of miracles that you don’t even know about.

Forget about tea or coffee. That simple fact is enough to wake me up, even when I have a case of the Mondays!  

Have you ever “assisted” in a miracle? Share your story below!

Diana Aydin is an associate editor for Mysterious Ways magazine. When she was just a little kid, she got her first dose of the miraculous. She’s been on the lookout for miracles ever since. Her favorite time of the day is lunch time, when she gets to step away from the workaday world and enjoy a bit of God’s wonder, if only for an hour!

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I have been living in Selebi Phikwe Botswana for 9 years. My oldest son is turning 21 this October and is living with his father in Dominionville in South Africa.

My son's dad had a back operation which was unsuccessful and as a result he had been put on medical pension. It became increasingly hard for him to walk and stand. About three months ago I found out that my son's dad had tripped over an extension cable and was unable to walk or sit up. He spend more than 3 months in bed.

I contacted my son regularly to find out how my ex-husband was progressing but he was not very forthcoming, and just kept telling me that his dad is still in bed and cannot sit up.

Recently, about a month ago my dad contacted me and told me that my brother had been visiting my son and his dad regularly and that my son's dad was really not looking good, they were not expecting him to survive. According to my dad my ex husband's health had deteriorated to such an extent that his face was gaunt and he had lost an incredibly amount of weight, he had a bad skin tone that did not look good and that he was too weak to even turn in bed. They had to turn him sideways on the bed to wash his hair and initially my son had to carry his dad to the bathroom, but when he became too weak they had to get medical equipment that would not require my son to carry him to the bathroom any more.

I felt extremely concerned for both my son and his dad, and I continued to attempt to convince them to get him to a hospital. But the response was continually that they could not afford hospital care.

I asked my son if he was praying for his dad, and he said yes he is but he thinks he is the only one.

My husband and I got into agreement and started praying for my son's dad to be healed and to be able to leave his bed and have a normal life again. After the very first prayer I received a message from my son saying that although his dad is still very weak he sat up for the first time since he got hurt.

My husband and I continues to pray for healing and there is a continual progress in his health. I continued to get reports from my son, saying that his dad sat up in bed and got his legs of the bed, then that the equipment is no longer needed and he was slowly walking to the bathroom by himself. This morning I received a message from my son saying that his dad is back on his feet again. We are still praying for full and complete healing and also thanking God for the healing that had been manifested in his life.

I can just praise the Lord for giving us the ability to intercede on behalf of those in need. For this is truly a miracle.

Jackie

Thank you for sharing your story, Jackie - it is truly amazing what prayer can do. I'll be praying for your family.

I will pray for all of you. I, too, am struggling to walk again.

My prayers are with you too, KR!