I know God speaks to people, I was one of them. 20 years ago in the summer of 1987 I was had a diving accident and broke my neck at the C7 vertabra. This paralyzed me from my waist down and put me into the hospital for almost three months. After I had been there a little over a month I heard a word from the lord.
I had been going to daily therapy and on this day it was just another day. I had gotten dressed and cleaned up and was heading out the door of my room to therapy and right when I reached the doorway, I heard a voice in my head as clear as you would hear another person speak to you right next to you. But this was different!
This voice said to me: Gordy, don't worry, everything is going to be allright. From what I remember that was it. I remember turning and looking around the room and then out in the hallway. There was nobody within 50 or 60 feet of me. I know the room was empty because I didn't have a roommate and the nurses station was down the hall like I said 50 to 60 feet.
At the time I didn't know what to think of it and shrugged it off as the lord telling me that with my injury everything would be ok.
As I look back I was quite naive at 25 years old, something that age does give a person is knowledge and wisdom. As I left the hospital for basically a new kind of life. I found out my life had a whole new set of rules and challenges. I hadn't forgotten what God told me though and I did reflect upon it from time to time.
In June 1998 my second daughter Crystal was 15. She was our high school baskeball star and beautiful, smart, and she knew what she wanted and went for it all.
One day she came to my wife and I and out of the blue said she wanted to be an organ donor. My wife and myself had been surpized by this but we said sure, after all, it wasn't like we were ever going to be put in the position to have to donate her organs, right. Crystal was killed in a car she was riding in two weeks later. We did donate her organs and she saved 5 lives and helped 2 people to see better. That was by far the hardest thing I have ever gone though in my entire life, I have been through some very bad things but this was the worst.
I have in the past few years now been thinking about what God said to me those years back and I believe that it was Crystals death he was talking about. You see, we found out that one of Crystals hero's was Micheal Jordan. We knew this when she was with us yet, but what we didn't know was that he is a spokes person for organ donations. I believe that God had a plan for us and Crystal. He didn't take her from us but knew what would happen and used it for the benefit of others. I'm not asking for sypathy at all, I wrote this to tell you all that might read it, a message, it's a message of hope.
God does talk to us, I know first hand he can take a horrible thing and make it come out beautiful. Throughout my life's trials I've learned to trust in the lord, my faith and peace within me growing through good and bad but truly knowing everything is going to be ok.