APRIL 2019 TRUE LIFE MOVIE
John Smith (Ruiz) is a 14-year-old Guatemalan boy raised in Lake St. Louis, Missouri by his adoptive parents, Brian (Lucas) and Joyce (Metz) Smith. Though they are openly loving and supportive towards him, John struggles with feelings of abandonment from his birth parents as he goes through puberty and self-discovery, and starts rebelling against his parents and teachers.
One day John and his class are given an assignment, where they're to give an oral presentation about their family background. On the day he's called to recite, John admits he didn't do the assignment because he didn't have time. Word of this gets back to his basketball coach, who had promised him a starting position on the team. He warns John that if he gets a failing grade, that he will be benched. John later returns and gives a half-hearted presentation, saying that everyone pretty much already knows he's adopted and doesn't know much about his true background.
Not long after this, John and his two friends Josh and Reiger (the latter goes by his last name because his first name is also Josh), head onto an iced-over lake near their neighborhood. A nearby resident tells them to get off the ice because it's not safe, but they refuse. The resident leaves to call the police and a short time later, all three fall through a weak spot on the ice. Rescue teams arrive a short time later, and the two Joshes manage to swim to the surface and are rescued a short time later. Two first responders get into the hole to try and find John. As they're about to give up, one of the rescuers, Tommy Shine (Colter), hears a voice telling him to go back. Thinking it's his chief, he tries again, and manages to lift John to the surface.
John is not breathing and has no pulse. Nonetheless, he's loaded onto an ambulance and taken to the local hospital, where a team of medical professionals work frantically to save John's life. After John still fails to register a pulse, the attendant physician, Dr. Sutterer, informs Joyce that they were unable to save John's life. A weeping Joyce enters the trauma room and cradles her son in her arms. After a moment, a faint pulse begins to register. With renewed hope, Dr. Sutterer recommends transferring John to another hospital better equipped to save his life, citing Dr. Garrett (Haysbert) as an expert in cases like John's.
After the transfer has taken place and Garrett has seen John after he's been put in a medically-induced coma, he warns Joyce and Brian that he has little hope for John's recovery, citing his time in the freezing water, his deprivation of oxygen and other trauma suggest that if John were to pull through, he would most likely be in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of his life........
THE ABOVE FROM WIKIPEDIA.
THIS IS THE TRUE STORY AND INDEED A MIRACLE TAKES PLACE.
GOD CAN AND DOES AT TIMES PERFORM MIRACLES; NO PEOPLE ARE EXCLUDED FORM MIRACLES, IF GOD CHOOSES. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IF PEOPLE ARE BLINDED TO MANY TRUTHS OF THE LORD. SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED FROM PHYSICAL MIRACLES.
ASKED IN THE MOVIE BUT WITH DIFFERENT WORDS—— “WHY THIS PERSON AND NOT ANOTHER?”
THERE IS NO ANSWER TO THIS AGE OLD QUESTION.
WE SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS TO WHY GOD WORKS A MIRACLE HERE AND THERE.
WHAT DOES MATTER IS MIRACLES HAPPEN AND WE SHOULD REJOICE IN THEM.
IT’S LIKE THE QUESTION WHY DID THE APOSTLE JOHN LIVE A LONG LIFE AND DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES, WHILE MANY OTHER APOSTLES WERE MARTYRED.
AS PAUL SAID WE LOOK THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY ON SOME MATTERS. WE CAN READ HEBREWS 11.
THIS IS A MOVING TRUE STORY AND IT WITNESSES THAT GOD CAN AND DOES, STILL WORK MIRACLES.