Drunk driver bargains with God to let the kid she hit survive, promising Him she would do the rest of her life in prison. And she ended up surrendering her life to Christ.
Shannon Baum grew up in Española, New Mexico, where drugs and alcohol were common. When the 15-year-old Shannon had her heart broken, she turned to the drugs that were readily available.
At 17, Shannon married, and drug abuse filled their marriage. It became normal for the married couple, and even Shannon never saw it as a problem. She would soon discover the trap she had walked into.
Crying Out To God In Desperation
Then, at 20 years old, Shannon had already given birth to three children and she struggled take care of them. Soon, the drug abuse took a toll on her life and began controlling her life. She couldn’t stop her addiction and hid it from everyone. But one moment, she broke down in tears as she felt death creeping in. That’s when she cried out to God for the first time. She prayed, “God, I need Your help. I can’t do this; I can’t get off these. I don’t know what to do, I’m going to die. And I don’t want to die.”
One day, Shannon got involved in a police chase as she was driving while drunk. The pursuit caused her to drive at high speed, and she crashed into a young man on his motorcycle. The next thing Shannon knew, she was at the hospital. And after she woke up, the police told her that the kid she hit barely survived and was in critical condition.
At that moment, Shannon couldn’t think of anything else but to bargain with God.
“God, if You help this kid and You let him survive, I will do the rest of my life in prison,” she told God. “If it’s in prison, that’s fine.”
Following that prayer, Shannon received a phone call from her mom—the kid miraculously survived.
“Shannon, you need to fall to your knees and you need to start thanking God,” the mom said. “Because that kid you hit just walked out of the hospital… They’re calling him a miracle!”
Reference | The 700 Club
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