A creative miracle – the story of Abraham Koshy
15th August, 2008 was not another Independence Day celebration in Chennai. It witnessed one of
the deadliest accidents in history when an express bus hit a young man from behind while riding
his two-wheeler on Chennai’s busy roads.
The bus tyres rolled over his body at a speed of 70-75 kmph with a full load of passengers.
“Despite the tons of weight that rolled over me, none of my bones….”
(Read on… as Abraham shares his story)
Let me share just one blessed testimony among a million that have happened in my life. A day, which became a tryst with destiny. I must say that this is a gist of what I have been through.
While riding my two wheeler to office on August 15th, 2008, I met with a deadly road accident in Chennai. An express bus (with close to 46 passengers) hit me from behind. Still I can recollect the banging sound. Due to the massive impact I lost balance and was thrashed down on the road from my two-wheeler. Within fraction of seconds the bus tires rolled over my body with the same speed it came (70-75 kmh). The main road of Guindy, Chennai became a tragedy spot. I lay there on the road in a pool of blood. All the flesh in my legs got crushed. Everybody leaned and looked under the bus to see my “dead body.” The public summoned the police to remove the body from the road.
I was not dead, thank God. Only God knew that I was still alive! The pain that I have endured, dear friend you can’t dream or think of.
Here I must say that God sent His mighty power through His Holy Spirit. I have experienced it. Amazingly my eyes opened mildly, and with the help of my Saviour JESUS, I crawled from under the bus and came out. Despite severe pain God enabled me to stand up, holding the body of the bus seeking help.
I was fatally injured. I felt that it was the fag end of my life. Like a lightning, a series of thoughts started running in my mind. My parents, my brother, sister, my wife, my ambitions, my career, my family, friends etc…
By that time all the muscles and flesh of my legs were literally on the road. What remained was just left overs of flesh covered with blood in my leg. All my senses faded on my way to the hospital. The doctors got confused on what to do to an injury of this sort that is so rare. Shockingly I noticed the stark reality, that my right leg was almost not there; other than left overs. The left leg had swollen up, but no sign of injury was visible.
However, when they cut open my left leg; it was in the same condition as my right. The little flesh and muscles which was left behind on both legs had to be removed to prevent further infection. They were confused whether to amputate my left leg or the right one or may be even both. The senior doctors who were there could not take a decision on what could be done. They strongly recommended my family that to help me survive, my legs needed to be amputated; chances of this were increasing hour by hour.
That moment I realized that the dollars and millions we may have in our back accounts will not even have the value of a toilet paper at times. Your power centers will just fail over here. Academic brilliance will stay out, friends and family can just wait outside the glass room where entry is restricted. You are alone, just alone.
Ask yourself, what if this day is the last day of your life? What will you do?
Each day in my life I believe that God will make ways where there seems to be no way. Yes! Let me tell you my brothers and sisters. It was my Lord who sent the best Surgeon (Dr. Shashi Bhushan Chief Surgeon to Apollo group of hospitals) at that time. Dr. Sashi, said to my wife after taking a look at my condition, “Look at this! This is a very bad and negative case that I have come across. I cannot give any guarantee to this. All I can do is, just give it a wild try without no hope. Do you want me to do it or not”?
Soji, my wife replied with agony “I want you to go ahead with the operation and not amputation in whatever ways you can, with your expertise”. Before the surgery she asked permission to come inside and see me to pray for me. Many were embarrassed to see that scene – a heart breaking scene.
My wife was all alone in the hospital because it was just 7AM in the morning. She signed all the papers trusting my Jesus.
Can you guess what happened then? As the writer of the Psalms says, “He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken” Psalm 34:20 (the Bible). It happened to me!
Despite the tons of weight that rolled over me, none of my bones had a single fracture not even a scratch to my bones. (Let me help you recollect the weight of the bus and the added weight of a full load of passengers too.)
After my first surgery, my pain knew no limits. It was much more than an ordinary man could tolerate. I could have died on the road itself instead of this pain – I thought. My mind wandered for a mercy killing sort-of-feeling. Still! JESUS gave me the power to endure the pain with peace.
The doctors had no idea what would happen. I had to undergo two more surgeries. I was fed up with the pain and sufferings beyond compare. I was in the ICU on my birthday August 17th. The second surgery was on my first wedding anniversary, August 20th.
I underwent three surgeries and the doctor had come to do the dressings of my leg and give the dates for the next surgery. The doctors said I might require two more surgeries that are more critical. Let me share what my loving Father God did with his authority. From then, He never allowed a surgical knife to be touched on my body.
MOREOVER, when the doctor removed the bandages of my legs, he was astonished. The doctor who had come to fix a date for my surgery told me that my wounds were healed and that I could wash my legs and stop wearing the bandages.
The rest is a miracle/ legacy/history in medical field. The doctors said it would take 6 months for me to stand or walk properly. Let me share what JESUS did for me.
He made me lift my bed and walk on the 27th day! My surgeon said, “I am a professional surgeon for the last 27 yrs, but I have never come across a miracle like this”.
He told me this “Abraham, you survived only because you were in “His” palms. This hospital has history of amputating limps even for just bicycle accidents. You are the one who got admitted with deadly injuries in the history of hospital itself, but you are first one who got healed and got discharged”. It was only because I was saved and accepted Christ as my personal Savior and had become one with Christ through baptism, that evil powers could not take my life away. My marriage with Christ, through baptism saved my life. Now I am his bride. He takes care of my needs. I just humble myself under his mighty arms. He just runs the shows for me.
Even though I was discharged from hospital, there was no movement in my left toes, not even a flicker. I could not lift my legs against gravity. Medical science calls it “foot drop.” Therefore, when I walked either I had to drag my leg or lift it high to make movement.
Let me tell you what my DIVINE HEALER did for me on the fasting prayer that Heavenly Feast conducted in Chennai. My foot drop started failing in front of His mighty hand. I am able to lift my toes against gravity.
Now I need not walk like a lame person.
Legs became much better, almost flexible as it was during my Kung-fu classes. The Lion of Judah is in everyone. Keep praying for others. Pray to make your life too a miracle. My hospital bills accounted in lakhs. Let me tell you – I never had anything with me. But my Lord showed
ways to clear everything in the ways which we could never dream of. Amen!
Right from the accident spot to the front of this laptop where I am typing this testimony for you, let me tell you brothers and sisters the happiness and the peace that Jesus has given in me is tremendous. I don’t have words to explain.
My God is a God of provision and success. This accident occurred after I switched my job and joined TCS may be just 3 months or so. Let me tell you Jesus opened doors of heaven to shower his blessings. When I was in the hospital bed, it was my Jesus who confirmed my employment with Tata Consultancy Services, TCS, Chennai.
From the level of ‘just an employee’ God blessed me with my dream role of a coach. He made me the most sought after Coach/ Trainer of the organisation. Changing lives, touching lives, helping people to become the best in everything – this is has become my life today!
Universities, colleges, churches, organizations, departments queued for my dates to share the testimony of what God has done for me.
The surgeon said “you must not stand, fluid can form, swelling can develop, it can lead to anything”
BUT My Jesus HE makes me stand in front of thousands and thousands.
Day after day I am standing for program after program, stage after stage. I am compelled to stand by my passion and also in gratitude for what My God has done for me. I can’t sit in a corner of my room, I can’t be on my hospital bed any more. I can’t stop myself from sharing this Good news to you dear.
He made my ‘job’ into my life; I realized I had become a power generator by His Grace. Let me express my special thanks to Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai.
My special thanks to my family members and all the prayer warriors of Heavenly Feast. Pages are not enough for me to explain what my Lord has done for me. Flesh and blood reveal who HE is. He blessed be beyond compare. I just thank him for the overflowing blessing shall follow you!! Giving all the glory to my Savior Jesus!
May be today you are shattered, you are lost,
You are wounded, you are hopeless, or in pain.
You may have experienced emptiness at heart…
Despite all the riches you have, your life is full of death situations.
I have good news… God can speak life into your death situations; IF YOU BELIEVE. I bless everyone in the matchless name of Jesus.
God has made me a living testimony to this world.
May God bless you! Because HE lives, I can face tomorrow