Zane always believed in the impossible. If you were blessed enough to know him, you knew that it was because of his faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our God is well acquainted with impossibilities. After all, he’s walked on water and raised the dead… what else can’t he do? But sometimes we forget just how possible He makes things. Sometimes our faith is lacking and we don’t truly believe that our God can move mountains. Sometimes it takes a situation like this to make us believe again. Let me share with you some of the “impossibilities” that have strengthened my faith over the last few weeks.
When the electricity arced out from the substation disconnect, it made contact with the rail of the scissor lift Zane was on rather than with Zane’s body. Direct contact with 69,000 volts would have killed him instantly.
Zane’s neck, chest, arms, back, and abdomen all suffered 3rd degree burns. His face only sustained minor 2nd degree burns along the jaw line, ear and a tiny bit on his nose. His face will heal and look entirely normal. No one can explain how his face was protected.
His hands are just as miraculous. They were not burned nearly as severely as his arms. We are being told that they will heal on their own, without grafting. That, of course, is huge because grafts would make it much harder to regain full use of them.
At the time of the accident, my dad was only a parking lot away & was able to be with Zane immediately. My mom was working in the ER at a hospital she only works per diem at. The fact that she was there when he came in is miraculous. I was working directly across the street from the hospital. Dad picked me up and we were also there within minutes. Because mom was on duty, she was able to get me into Zane’s room before they sedated him & he was able to tell me he loved me. God worked out each and every detail.
There are two commercial flights out of our small town to Boston each day. We had just enough time to run home, grab clothes, and catch the last flight out. We got to Boston at the same time Zane did.
My uncle was in Logan Airport waiting on a flight that was delayed by 35 minutes when he got a text from family telling him what happened. Even though he couldn’t reach us because we were in the air, he postponed his flight and was going to head to the hospital. For some reason, he stayed at the airport and when we landed, he was there to pick us up. Had his flight not been delayed, he would have been on his way to Memphis.
Several financial miracles have taken place that allowed family members to be able to get here.
On Thursday night/early Friday morning (the 14th & 15th of Oct.), we were told that Zane had ARDS. I didn’t know it at the time, but this is often fatal. By the time Saturday rolled around, Zane had improved drastically, and the ARDS was no longer a threat.
Also on those horrible nights, Zane’s lungs were in extremely fragile condition and had started to fill with fluid. A chest tube was placed. By Friday evening, the fluid was receding and shortly thereafter, they removed the chest tube. We’ve been told by nurses that they can’t believe how quickly he bounced back from that night.
Several veteran nurses told us that they’ve never seen a neck graft look as good and heal as fast as Zane’s has.
We were told that it would be 30 days before we would be able to communicate with Zane at all. On day 13 he talked, responded to a question, and told me he loved me.
So, tell me what’s impossible and I’ll tell you how my God made it possible. Tell me one thing God can’t or failed to do, and I’ll tell you three things that He can and HAS done. Often our lack of faith limits the miracles that we’re able to see. We get blinded by realities and logic. But, how sweet it is when our eyes of faith are opened and we truly see God work! NOTHING is impossible for Him.