Adversity

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity – Proverbs 17:17.

This week, I was reminded that brothers were made for adversity. My older brother had a terrible accident while riding his quad. He was coming up out of the woods and took a left turn on the path either too tight, wide, or fast that caused him flip his quad and the quad landed on him. While the path was clear and he had driven it a zillion times, but unfortunately it had rained, so the ground and leaves were wet. His son posted it best that his Dad ate dirt.

He is in the hospital and he will be there rest of the week at least. He broke his collar bone, multiple ribs, and he has a collapsed left lung with a drain in it. The right side of his face is scratched up and he has a nice shiner. He is in major pain and it will take time for him to heal, completely recover, and regain his strength. Unfortunately, he can only have 1 visitor a day due to covid rules at hospital. Good news yesterday, is that the medical staff had him up and walking the hallways.

My brother has the tendency to live life on the edge, so life has never been boring with him in it. He needs to stop trying to be like Evel Knievel, who was his favorite idol while growing up. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, so he is very lucky he didn’t suffer head trauma. While this wasn’t his first accident, I can only hope and pray it’s his last. I shake my head and I thank God once again he survived. However, I know God has a hold on him and that Jesus ain’t finished with him yet. I thank you all for praying for his complete recovery. We will let you all know when he is back home.

If you ride a quad, a bike, a motorcycle, or even a horse or a big ole hog, then please for the love of God and your family wear a helmet! You are not invincible no matter how old you are.

3 thoughts on “Adversity”

  1. Ssndy … So sorry about this, and of course, I will be praying for your brother. Sometimes we need to BE STILL and listen, in life. Wiser choices might be the lesson learned in this situation but so sorry the accident was so bad. He is only here by the Grace and Mercy of God. So if nothing else, he should wear his helmet AND his mask. Stunt driver is not his job, right? Sometimes we need to remind people who have adventurous personalities. Meanwhile, will be praying for total and complete recovery.

  2. I pray for complete recovery for your brother…by Jesus’ stripes..May he be healed fully recover and give glory to God. In Jesus name. Amen

  3. Sandy,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother’s accident. I hope and pray he will recover just fine.

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