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Elevated Friday, August 30th, 2019


Happy Elevated Friday! Today we highlight a story of an unexpected hero who, because she was in the right place at the right time, was able to save a life. 65-year-old Dan Magennis from Michigan one day recently decided to call Comcast about his account rather than do the yard work he needed to do. It is a good thing he did, as only a few minutes into the call, he suffered a massive stroke. On the other end of the line was Kimberly Williams in Jackson, Mississippi. Kimberly is completely untrained in crisis management and anything having to do with medical emergencies; however, when she noticed Dan’s speech start slurring and the phone hit the ground, she knew something was very wrong. She jumped into action, calling emergency services in his area and using the address on his account to send help to Dan. They made it to Dan in time and after an hour-long surgery, they were able to unclog the artery in his brain. A few days later, Dan was released from the hospital with no discernable signs of ever having a stroke – a very rare occurrence. If not for Kimberly’s quick thinking and care for the person on the other end of the phone, Dan would likely either be permanently disabled or worse.

Frequently, we hear stories of someone being in the right place at the right time. These stories are all evidence of Godly miracles in our midst. Ecclesiastes speaks of being in the right place at the right time, saying, “I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.” In order to help others, we do not need to be the perfectly trained person in a given situation – we just need to be a person who cares. We can all take part in God’s miracles by simply being more aware of the people around us and caring more about their well-being. Today, open your eyes to what goes on around you and open your heart to the well-being of those around you.

“I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11

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