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When a member of my congregation, 18-year-old Heidi, was thrown from a car back in May and suffered a head injury, it was a real miracle that she recovered and was soon in rehab at Crystus Santa Rosa. She was learning to walk again through rehab and therapy when a young 16-year-old girl named Ashley was brought to Crystus for rehab. She had suffered a similar injury in an accident and she wasn’t talking or walking.

When Heidi heard about Ashley’s condition, she asked her mother to wheel her in to Ashley’s room. They asked Ashley’s parents if Heidi could speak to her, and her parents stood watching as the wheeled Heidi to Ashley’s bedside. At her bedside, she stood up with every ounce of her own strength and then said to Ashley, "When I came here I wasn’t talking or walking either."

What Heidi did, I believe is give Ashley, and her parents hope! Heidi planted a seed of hope into their lives! Before long, Heidi and Ashley were making laps around the hallway together!

A saying, quoted as a French Proverb, is "Hope is the dream of a soul awake!"

( From a sermon by Scott Bradford, Prophecy: A Root of Hope! 11/30/2010)

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