" I Woke Up Because of the Pain"
For one family in Venezuela, the space between death and life was filled with more shock than usual. After a serious car accident, Carlos Camejo was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials released the body to the morgue and a routine autopsy was ordered. But as soon as examiners began the autopsy, they realized something was gravely amiss: the body was bleeding. They quickly stitched up the wounds to stop the bleeding, a procedure without anesthesia which, in turn, jarred the man to consciousness. “I woke up because the pain was unbearable,” said Camejo. Equally jarred awake was Camejo’s wife, who came to the morgue to identify her husband’s body and instead found him in the hallway—alive. The scientific principle utilized by the doctors in the morgue is: The dead do not bleed. This is a sign of the living.
Hosea writes the following in plural – that means it applies to all of us who are considering Partnership for the upcoming year.
Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces (or cut us open with the surgeon’s scalpel),
But he will heal us.
He has injured us (the body was bleeding)
But he will bind up our wounds.
(2) After two days he will revive us (jar us awake).
On the third day he will restore us (he’s in the hallway – Alive!)
Now we may live in his presence.
“To bleed is the sign of the living.” That’s not a pretty sight. All the more reason to Partner together for the coming year.