I realized that no one ever really dies. We always live on. I had experienced a God as real and tangible as we are. He knows our every heartache, yet allows us to experience and endure them for our growth. His is the highest form of love; He allows us to become what we will. He watches as we create who we are. He allows us to experience life in a way that makes us more like Him, divine creators of our own destiny. – Jeff C. Olsen
In 1997, Jeff experienced a horrific automobile accident which inflicted multiple life threatening injuries, including crushing both his legs. His left leg was amputated above the knee. The most devastating outcome of the accident was the loss of his wife and youngest son, both killed instantly. At that time, Jeff had profound experiences, which deepened his spirituality and gave him insights and gifts not common in today’s world. He found the courage to carry on, heal, care for his living son and eventually thrive in his career and community contributions.
Few people suffer as much as Jeff did. I just finished reading his book and it’s a must read in my opinion here’s why:
- Think life is tough? Some others have had it much ‘worse’.
- Don’t know how to find joy in daily life? Then read a story like Jeff’s.
- Don’t know where life is taking us? Get some clues by reading near-death accounts on this site http://www.nderf.org/ and this one http://ndestories.org/.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM alive and well!!