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South African boy spared in 26-foot fall

Earlier this week, a three-year-old boy in the Johannesburg, South Africa, area was walking along the first floor in a local shopping center with his father while hanging onto a nearby balustrade which overlooks the areas below it. Before he knew it, George Avestison’s son slipped through a gap between a glass panel and a column next to it, plunging 8 m (26.25 ft.) to the floor below with nothing to break his fall.

His father watched in horror as he saw his son land on his stomach near a café and ran down to the lower level to check on him as he called for an ambulance. A team of medical professionals at a nearby hospital were awaiting young Stefano’s arrival and went to work on him as soon as he arrived.

The doctors ran a whole battery of tests and x-rays on Stefano, but discovered to their surprise that he had only minor bruising with no broken bones or any other serious injury. He was sent home with his parents who were told to keep an eye on him and to report any changes to his condition. His mother noticed later he was limping a little, but other than that nothing of concern showed up.

After the incident, the parents were a little upset that no one from the Bedford Centre, where the fall occurred, contacted them to see how he was doing. But they are grateful their son is okay.

It’s miracles like these that confirm the existence of a supernatural dimension interacting with our world, proving God’s existence. If the natural laws were working normally, this accident should have landed the boy in intensive care or in the morgue. But the fact that the natural laws were bypassed shows without a doubt that there is someone with the power to override them when he chooses.

I pray that this family will recognize that the Father must have a purpose for their family and their little boy if he gave them this miracle.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91

Source: Brendan Roane and Botho Molosankwe. Boy, 3, survives 8m mall plunge. IOL News. January 31, 2013.

Harry A. Gaylord


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