Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.
His 6-year-old grandson Mikey had been hit by a car while fishing in
Greentown with his dad. The father and son were near a bridge by the
Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost control of her car, slid off the bridge
and hit Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph.
Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like this and feared the
worst. When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital, he rushed through the
emergency room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.
Mikey, what happened?"
Sheriff Marr asked.
"Well, Papaw, I was fishin' with Dad, and some lady runned me over, I
flew into a mud puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to
catch no fish!"
As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500 feet, over a few
trees and an embankment and into the middle of a mud puddle. His only
injuries were to his right femur bone which had broken in two places.
Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the boy is fine.
Since all the boy could talk about was that his fishing pole was broken,
the Sheriff went out to Walmart and bought him a new one while he was in
surgery so he could have it when he came out.
The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him company in the
hospital. Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole and talked about when he
could go fishing again as he cast into the trash can.
When they were alone, Mikey, just as matter-of-fact, said,
"Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?"
"Well," the Sheriff replied, a little startled. "Yes,
Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him in their
"No," said Mikey.
"I mean Jesus is REALLY real."
"What do you mean?" asked the Sheriff.
"I know he's real 'cause I saw him." said Mikey, still casting
into the trash can.
"You did?" said the Sheriff.
"Yep," said Mikey.
"When that lady runned me over and broke my fishing pole, Jesus
caught me in his arms and laid me down in the mud puddle."
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way
His love is always with you
His promises are true
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through
So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
GOD WILL DO THE REST.
Song "I Will Tell The World"