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Prayer changes things.
If you don’t believe it, just ask Aaron Morrison, the Rev. Dr. Kyle Sims, their friends and the faith community in Lancaster County.
Morrison, staff photographer for The Lancaster News, was comatose following a serious car accident on July 15 when he was rear-ended by a drunken driver while returning home from a movie in Charlotte.
Sims, pastor of First ARP Church, held a community prayer service July 19 on Morrison’s behalf.
The afternoon of the prayer service, Morrison began to regain consciousness. Within a day, he opened his eyes.
In the next few months, Morrison was talking, answering questions and soon was moved from his intensive care room and began physical therapy. Soon after, he was able to leave the hospital.
Since that time, Morrison has made a remarkable recovery and will return to work this month.
On Jan. 10 at 12:15 p.m., a community service of thanksgiving and prayer will be held at First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St. to give God the glory for Morrison’s miraculous recovery, Sims said.
“Because we came together and prayed for Aaron, we need to come together and give thanks,” the pastor said.
This thanksgiving and prayer service won’t last very long, Sims assured. It’s just an opportunity for the community to gather as it did July 19. However this time, Morrison will be there, a testament to the power of prayer.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (English Standard Version) encourages us, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
“With Aaron coming back to work, we have a reminder of God’s goodness to us and his power to answer our prayers and we need to gather again and thank him for what he has done in our sight,” Sims said.
Contact reporter Denyse Clark at (803) 283-1152