Doctor’s prayer brings a man back to life
I think it is important to read success stories about people who have been considered hopeless or who have been pronounced died and then wake up. Every Friday I try to post on one I have read.
Dr. Chauncey Crandall, Cardiologist in Palm Beach, Florida, is a Yale-educated cardiologist whose Palm Beach practice includes some of the most powerful people in American society, including several billionaires.
On October 20, 2006, a middle-aged auto mechanic, Jeff Markin, walked into the emergency room at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospital and collapsed from a massive heart attack. Forty minutes later he was declared dead.
After filling out his final report, the supervising cardiologist, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, started out of the room. “Before I crossed its threshold, however, I sensed God was telling me to turn around and pray for the patient,” Crandall explained.
Dr. Crandall is in active medical practice. He does not, like some contemporary “faith healers,” scorn medical means to bring about healing. He simply gives patients the best of both worlds–his prayers and his medical knowledge–to bring about healing.
He freely admits that not everyone who is prayed for gets healed. Miracles still ultimately depend on the will and intervention of God. I like his honest assessment of prayer and miracles. He lost his son Chad so I can identify with his courage to carry on and not allow his faith to waiver. In fact it was through the up’s and down’s of Chad’s illness that Dr. Crandall went from a nominal christian to a radical warrior for God against diseases.
Just because our prayers don’t get answered the way we want them to, does not mean that we don’t trust God in His Sovereignty.
After I see an astonishing video like the one below, I like to Google people to learn more about them. I loved seeing the photos of Dr.Crandall’s work in Haiti as a Medical Missionary.
His book Raising The Dead is and the story of the video on praying for Jeff is on Amazon.
I just downloaded the book and will read this weekend, the reviews were great.