After encountering a young boy who was hit by a truck and presumed dead, one California pastor and his wife prayed adamantly until the child woke up. Some are calling his revival a miracle.
Pastor Eric Angeles of New Hope International Christian Center in Norwalk was in his home with his wife, Ruth, when the couple heard a loud noise and then shouting coming from outside, Breaking Christian News reported. When they looked out of their front door, they say that a boy had been hit by a pickup truck and was lying on the ground.
“The boy was motionless,” Pastor Angeles told CBN News.
Someone who checked on the 9-year-old boy’s body said he had no pulse. As the child’s family gathered around him, Ruth rushed over and began praying.
“I was asking, ‘Lord give this boy life, give back the boy his life,’ and I was praying, ‘In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, wake up, wake up,’ and then like a couple of minutes, nothing happened … and then I heard the Spirit telling me, ‘Call his name, call his name,'” Ruth recalled.
She then asked the boy’s sister what his name is. She replied, “Leonel.”
“So I said, ‘Leonel, can you hear my voice? Leonel, if you can hear my voice, call on the name of Jesus. Jesus can heal you.’ And then I was praying for that, crying out,” Ruth said.
Pastor Angeles said that the Holly Spirit told him to console Leonel’s father. He told the panicking dad, “Llame el nobre de Jesus,” which translates to “Call on the name of Jesus.”
Ruth continued praying over the boy, hoping that he would be revived. She says she soon saw him open his eye, and she knew he would be okay.
“When his eyes blinked once, I know there’s life already there, God already answered our prayers,” Ruth said. “The people around me were not Christians at all, but then I told them you know his eyes blinked, I know he’s alive.”
Leonel suffered from broken ribs, a fractured skull, fractured spine, blood clots, a dislocated collarbone, and several other injuries. His doctor said it was nothing short of a miracle that he survived.
“I’ve seen some miracles of healing like goiters disappearing, blind eyes seeing. But this is the first time I ever experienced someone brought back to life from the dead,” the doctor said.
What do you make of this boy being miraculously saved by the power of prayer?