The scene above shows the moment Danilo Lopes Herbst suffers a serious accident while working. The image recorded by a security camera in Santa Maria Jetibá, south of Espírito Santo, shows in detail when a truck pulled the telephone wires from a pole where it was carrying out maintenance work and ended up falling. The accident happened on November 10.
The 29-year-old man was quickly transported to hospital in a very serious condition and had to be intubated, as he suffered from head trauma and several fractures in his body. Herbst’s family were in despair when they heard the news. Luciana Herbst, his wife, thought she was going to lose her husband.
“When I learned what had happened to Danilo, I was in shock. I thought I was going to lose the love of my life. I didn’t know how to say this to our three children, ”explains the sewer.
Miracle in the hospital
Due to his state of health, Herbst had to go into an artificial coma, but it was after three days that something impressive happened. On November 13, while receiving a visit from his family and some friends from the church he attends, he woke up from his coma. His sister, Daniela Herbst, says he pointed to the Bible and made signs with his hands.
“My brother took a pen and paper and wrote Proverbs 16:9. We were impressed and very grateful for this miracle that had just happened. My [other] brother, who is a pastor in the Adventist Church, was there in the hospital to do him a favor, when Danilo woke up and wrote the verse,” Daniela recounts. The Bible verse described says, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (NKJV)
Danilo is a member of the Adventist Church and, according to his sister, he is active in congregational activities and has this verse from Proverbs as a favorite in his daily life. The young man, who dreams of being a pastor, passed the theology entrance exam this year, but was left on the waiting list.
According to the family, Danilo is recovering well and was discharged this Thursday, November 18. “He is already playing with the doctors and interacting well with us. Danilo is back”, rejoices his wife.
This article originally appeared on the Portuguese South American Division news site