I’m going to tell you a story, but the star of our story is way bigger than a simple story.
She’s a capital “S” Story!
Jadah is the girl, and she is God’s ‘S’tory!
The secret word here is one of the best words ever: MIRACLE!
Jadah was burned over much of her body.
She and her cousins woke up early and went out back to re-light the bonfire of the night before.
One of her cousins opened a can of gas to help the fire along.
Suddenly, the fire backed-up into the can, he dropped it and it exploded on Jadah!
She ran into the house on fire and somebody called 911.
The hospital was 45 miles away, and it took that long for the ambulance to arrive.
Jadah sat her burning body down in a chair to wait.
There was so much pain she began to think she wouldn’t make it.
“All I did was to pray in the ambulance,” she told me.
Jadah said, ”It was so rough fighting in the hospital.
All the medicine they shot in me made me feel really weird and not myself.
I remember the pain.
Nothing could reach it.
It was all over me, and it was so horrible and so hard!
But it also really made me fight.
And even while I was fighting I realized God was busy working on me, too, inside and out!”
Spoiler alert! Here comes the MIRACLE!
“I was miracle-healed!” (I couldn’t believe what I was hearing!)
She began to cry and said it again: “I was miracle-healed. God took most of my scars away!
God was giving me a second chance.”
Finally, she said, “I want to thank the firefighters, the paramedics, and the police officers.
They are all heroes!
My dad is a firefighter, and I know it hurt him almost as much as me!”
There was so much Courage sitting across from me.
But more than anything, her deep gratitude.
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