Blog 15 October 31, 2016 MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today?
Read and you’ll find new insights.
Several weeks ago, I related an article in CLOSER magazine that detailed a near-death experience actress Sharon Stone experienced during a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. She felt herself floating away from the hospital room and drifting toward a glowing, ever-expanding light. Sharon Stone believed she had died.
Many people responded and were intrigued. In these blogs, I usually report my findings from conversations with friends who experienced miracles or divine intrusions. However, I found these stories of movie personalities to be equally fascinating.
Jane Seymour is a British-American actress best known for her performances in the James Bond film Live and Let Die , Somewhere In Time , and War and Remembrance. She has earned an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her father was Jewish and her mother was a Dutch Protestant who was a prisoner of war during World War II. Jane’s paternal grandfather had come to live in the East End of London after escaping the Czarist pogroms when he was 14.
In 1987, Jane was given penicillin, but suddenly had a severe allergic reaction. It quickly became clear that she was plunging into death. As the medical personnel tried to resuscitate her, Jane could feel them working on her body but her soul was going somewhere else. Her entire life began flashing before her eyes like an endless movie. She didn’t want to die and have someone else raise her children, but death seemed inevitable. Her abrupt recovery was from a near-death experience.
Singer Tony Bennett had a similar experience. Born and raised in Astoria, New York to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Forty years later Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bennett was taking a bath when he slumped into the water. Unable to push himself up, he began to feel a golden light surround his body with a warm glow. Rather than panic, Bennett felt quite peaceful. He said, “I had the sense that I was about to embark on a very compelling journey. But suddenly I was jolted out of the vision.”
Bennett had just survived a near death experience.
These two stories are just two more examples of the hand of God sustaining people as they came to the edge of life. Divine interventions come at the end of the human story as surely as they appear along the way.
Don’t be afraid. Trust the unseen hand that is still guiding your life.