The article, written by Robert Gearty and titled “Detroit Funeral Home Says Woman Ruled Dead Was Still Alive”, was published on August 24, 2020 on www.FoxNews.com.
It seems that the drama all began when paramedics from the Southfield, Michigan Fire Department responded to a call for an unresponsive woman at a home in Southfield this past Sunday morning.
According to Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee, “When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and other life-reviving methods for 30 minutes. “Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.”
Menifee added that because there was no indication of foul play, they then contacted the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office, to whom they gave the pertinent medical data about the woman. “The patient was again determined to have expired; and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing,” Menifee added.
However, after having been taken to the James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit, sometime after 11:30 a.m., she was found to still be breathing. According to employees at the funeral home: “Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing, and called EMS.”
From there, she was transported by paramedics to the hospital. And while her condition there has yet to be divulged, incontrovertibly, she is now known to be alive!
Wow! I rejoice to know that this poor woman is not dead. I rejoice that she is still alive. I rejoice that her life was not taken from her at the tender young age of 20. And I rejoice that she will now hopefully get to experience all that life has to offer in the coming decades!
I rejoice even more at what this story brings to mind. I rejoice in the story of another individual once declared to be dead at the tender young age of 33, only to be found later to be quite alive! That young man was named Jesus Christ. And even though he was found to be dead; he was later found to be alive - and well!
The Bible puts it this way (in the Apostle Paul’s First New Testament Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15, verses 3-4): “Christ died for our sins… he was buried… (and) he was raised on the third day…”
But that is not all the Bible has to say. In the New Testament Gospel of John (chapter 11, verses 25-26), this same Jesus, Who was the Christ referenced by Paul above, makes the following statement: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”
He then concludes with this piercing question: “Do you believe this?” I hope you do. I know I do. And if you do, as I do, then you too can be assured that you will one day live again, even after you have been declared dead!
STORY SOURCE: https://www.foxnews.com/us/detroit-funeral-home-says-woman-ruled-dead-was-still-alive.
SCRIPTURE SOURCES: https://biblehub.com/niv/1_corinthians/15.htm; and https://biblehub.com/niv/john/11.htm.