Today, July 17th, is my birthday. I am 33 years old. Thus far my life has been pretty good. The Lord has truly blessed me. I am healthy and I have two beautiful daughters, along with a pretty big family, who love me.
Today may not have been the most exciting birthday, but I spent it with the ones that I love and that is what is important.
*Disclaimer: the names have been changed to protect the innocent.*
I witnessed one of the most touching acts a father should never have to be a part of the other morning.
My shift was just about to end when myself and my zone partner were dispatched to a wreck with injuries and entrapment. The crash was less than a mile from my current location and within a couple of minutes I was pulling up to one of the most complex vehicle crashes I have seen in my short five year law enforcement career.
What I saw as i pulled up was a mid-sized vehicle on its side, but what made this more interesting is that the vehicle was wrapped around a tree. The resting position of the vehicle was causing the driver to be unable to get out of the vehicle.
As I ran around the side of the car to assess the damage and to get some patient information I was met by a gentleman in a button-down shirt. The passerby began giving me some patient information and then crawled back into the car as far as he could to talk to the driver and assure him that help was on the way.
As time progressed I learned that the passerby was not just any citizen who happened to stop to render aid; he was the drivers father. The dad never once broke a tear yet the love for his son was apparent. He never left his son’s side until forced to do so by the Rescue workers.
The most memorable part of this scene and the part that will stick with me forever is when I heard the father and his son pray the sinners prayer as the young driver accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
From what I have gathered, the driver survived. I’m not sure about the extent of the injuries and honestly, I wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing those here anyway.
Two fathers were at work on this particular morning. The drivers earthly father saved his son’s life by giving a few breaths to revive him and our Godly father worked a miracle by placing his earthly father on the scene and then entering his heart when he prayed the prayer that will now ensure his eternal salvation.