DRESDEN, Tenn. – A Tennessee teen says that a car accident earlier this year changed his life in more ways than one, including his perspective on attending church on Sundays, Christian News Network reports.
Kourtney Sawyer was to have started his senior year of high school in the fall. But in August, just weeks before school was to start, the teen was involved in a serious car accident that threatened his chances of playing sports for his final year as a high school student. Besides numerous broken bones, Sawyer had a severed facial nerve, a collapsed lung and also suffered brain injury.
As he lay hospitalized, the teen called out to God.
“I relied on God for pretty much everything,” Sawyer told the Jackson Sun this week. “I prayed several times a day. Not trying to be selfish, but I prayed for Him to heal me.”
But he said that even if God didn’t heal him, he was willing to trust in the Lord’s providence.
Sawyer was hospitalized for five days, and then underwent intense physical therapy to regain his strength. He returned to school this month, and was allowed to play on the high school basketball team again.